[Narrator] Day breaks.
And almost miraculously, despite five hours of complete darkness and grueling conditions, Evan’s swim is still just on track to break the speed record.
But even though time is on his side, Evan’s will to push on teeters on the brink.
[Evan] I wasn’t motivated. There was no goal I had in mind — at least at night.
Really, there was just nothing else but: One stroke after another.
And then during the day, everything shifted a little bit.
There’s an unavoidable thing, with the sun coming up into the sky, and night turning into day. Life seems a little bit better.
I guess I thought to myself: Well, I made it to this point. I can’t really quit now. That would be ridiculous.
[Narrator] Evan doesn’t push on; he charges on.
[David Yudovin] If you’re motivated to make the swim, it’s going to work. If it’s deep in your heart, it will all fall into place.