Man running in inflatable bubble rescued off coast of Florida

Posted: October 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

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(CNN) — An ultra-marathoner trying to “run” from Florida to Bermuda in a human-powered inflatable bubble was rescued Saturday morning after he signaled for help, the Coast Guard said.

Reza Baluchi, according to his website, has set a goal of running across more than 190 recognized nations to encourage world peace. CNN ran a story about him in 2012.

The Coast Guard first encountered Baluchi on Wednesday when they found him in the bubble 70 nautical miles east of St. Augustine, disoriented and asking for directions to Bermuda, a Coast Guard press release said. It was not clear when he started his quest.

The Coast Guard described the craft as a “hydro pod bubble” and a man in a 2013 YouTube video called a Baluchi bubble “a big hamster wheel.” It moved along the ground as Baluchi ran inside.

In the press release, the Coast Guard said Baluchi had protein…

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