Dagenham amputee veteran completes Atlantic rowing challenge
PUBLISHED: 16:40 04 February 2016 | UPDATED: 10:09 08 February 2016
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Four amputee ex-servicemen sailed their way to a new world record this afternoon after rowing across the Atlantic.
Dagenham-born Royal Marine Lee Spencer and the rest of the Row2Recovery team became the first all-amputee team to row an ocean by completing the 3,000mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in 47 days.
The four man crew, who have just three legs between them, far surpassed their expectations of completing the challenge in 55 days to land 8th spot in the competition.
They have finished 10 days behind the winners of the competition, Ocean Reunion, who broke the race record of what has been dubbed the world’s toughest rowing race.
Supporters of the Row2Recovery team have been sending in lots of positive messages.
The team was raising money for Help for Heroes, Blemsa, Prince Harry’s Endeavour Fund and Row2Recovery.
For more information, visit row2recovery.com
Pick up a copy of Wednesday’s Post to find out more about the achievement.
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