An Olympic swimmer has vowed to swim the entire way around Iceland should England’s last-16 overlords achieve the improbable feat of actually winning Euro 2016 outright.
200m freestyle champion Yannick Agnel joked on Twitter that, should Iceland beat his native France in the quarter-finals and go on to win the tournament, he’d brave the freezing sea and swim an entire lap of the island.
Si les islandais gagnent l’Euro, je fais le tour de l’Islande à la nage. #ANGISL
— Yannick Agnel (@YannickAgnel) June 27, 2016
As one diligent Twitter user then calculated, the 2,000-kilometre tour would take Agnel roughly 28 days provided he managed to maintain a steady pace of 3km per day through the choppy Nordic waters.
— ninotna_so (@epitomz) June 28, 2016
According to AS, word of the tongue-in-cheek wager quickly reached Iceland co-coach Heimir Hallgrimsson, who had a few choice words of warning for Agnel.
I wouldn’t recommend it, but it is possible — although he’ll have to pick the right weather.
There speaks the voice of experience.