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Tag: disability

  • Tuesday, March 12th 2019 - 09:11 UTC

    Royal Marine rows across the Atlantic, Portugal to Cayenne, in sixty days

    Spencer set out on January 9 from Portimao, Portugal, but was forced to stop for four days in Las Palmas, in the Canary Islands, to repair his navigation system.

    A Royal Marine who lost a leg in an accident has completed the fastest unsupported solo row across the Atlantic, sending a powerful message that no person should be defined by their disability. Lee Spencer, 49, finished the epic voyage in 60 days, breaking the able-bodied crossing record by 36 days. In doing so he became the first physically disabled person to row from continent to continent.