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The Youngest Woman To Row Solo Across The Ocean

Young people never fail to amaze me. Meet 21-year-old Jasmine Harrison, the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Harrison completed a 3,000 mile (4,000 kilometer) journey from Spain to Antigua all alone. She set a new record with her adventure, as she was able to complete the 2020 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in 70 days, three hours, and 48 minutes, as CNN details: 

Along the way, she had a "near collision with a drilling ship, two capsizes, lots of peanut butter and Nutella consumed," Harrison said on Twitter.
Harrison, from the landlocked town of Thirsk in North Yorkshire, England, wrote on her website that she was inspired to take part in the challenge when she saw the 2018 race finish while teaching swimming in the Caribbean.
"It wasn't just watching and holding the flares at Nelson's Dockyard for a race finish that inspired me, it was also talking to a family member of a lad that had just completed who told me just how much of an amazing thing it was. I didn't say 'not a chance I would do that,' it was more a fact of why not do it?" she wrote.

Image via CNN 


By my maths, 3000 miles of rowing is... far too many strokes of those oars (also, 3000 miles in km is 4800km, the source has it right, you state 4000. The conversion is 1.6)
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