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Thursday, March 27, 2014
2 Boys, 2 Hours On, 2 Hours Off
Luke Birch swam across the English Channel in 2010 under the tutelage of International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Swimmer Nick Adams in 14 hours 45 minutes at the age of 17.
Having completed such a monumental achievement as a teenager, Birch set off to study a bit and then tackle another monumental task,
He rowed across the Atlantic Ocean with his friend Jamie Sparks in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, the world's toughest rowing race.
Adams explains after the pair has been on the ocean for over 53 days, "They will become the youngest pair to ever row the Atlantic and it will have taken them around 54 days to complete it. The conditions in the race this year have been foul, but they managed to keep to the "2-hour on, 2-hour off” schedule for most of the journey.
Birch and Sparks finished a 2-man row across the Atlantic Ocean in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in 54 days 5 hours and 56 minutes, raising over £200,000 in the process for Breast Cancer Care.
"Thanks to hundreds of donations by people who have been inspired by the 2 Boys in a Boat, we have now raised DOUBLE what we originally hoped for Breast Cancer Care. Thank you everybody for your generousity, it will help thousands of people affected by Breast Cancer," said the two boys in a boat.
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