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A German man has started swimming to work he got fed with commuting. Benjamin David, 40, got tired being stuck in traffic every day the German city of Munich. He now beats the traffic swimming 2km the city's Isar River. He puts his laptop computer, mobile phone and his business suit a waterproof bag that he drags him. Mr David got the idea watching the river flow right past his apartment. He looked a map and realized the river went past his office. He then decided to swim to work and get some exercise, instead battling other commuters buses and trains or breathing fumes from traffic while on a bicycle.

Mr David told reporters that his river commute has changed his life. He is much fitter and less stressed. He spoke the stress his commute used to cause him. He said: "I'm not a monk. When I was my bike, I would yell cars. When I was foot, I would yell cyclists, and so on and so forth." He described how the river has changed things. He said: "Just a few metres to the side [all the traffic] is the river, and if you just swim down that, it's completely relaxing and refreshing." David also spoke the dangers of river swimming. He always checks the temperature diving . Not everyone can swim to work the city. In Central London, it is illegal to swim the River Thames.

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