The 29-year-old’s 280-kilometre voyage from Stockholm to Åbo in Finland took 43 hours and was achieved without sleep.
Böhlmark kept himself fueled on crisps and fizzy drinks every hour given by friends following by boat.
“I told myself to paddle, paddle, paddle, survive, survive, survive. It was a horrible trip, it was dark for five hours at night and you don’t see anything,” he tells Radio Sweden.
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