World record broken in solo row across Atlantic

Harrison, from North Yorkshire, UK, completed the approximately 3000 mile (4828km) journey from the Canary Islands in 70 days, 3 hours and 48 minutes as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge event that began in December.

21 boats from around the world took part in the event this year with some solo and others with teams of up to four rowers that departed La Gomera in the Canary Islands for Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean.