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2013-05-23 08:26:11

LONDON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- James Cracknell, double Olympic Gold medallist and Atlantic rower, rowed to launch the 2013 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, alongside members of the 23 international teams who will row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic. Teams leave La Gomera on December 2nd 2013 and are hoping to arrive 40-50 days later in Antigua. The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is the world's toughest rowing race and this year includes the first ever female USA...

2012-08-21 02:24:02

SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, August 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Ocean Wave announce the launch of the Pacific Rowing Race across 2400 miles of Pacific Ocean. No engine, No sails, Just muscle. More people have been into space than have rowed across an ocean. The majority of ocean rows have taken place over the same route across the Atlantic Ocean from east to west (Canary Islands to the Caribbean). Now, thanks to New Ocean Wave, ocean rowing is coming to the United States of...

2011-12-06 01:00:00

LA GOMERA, The Canary Islands, December 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Raising Over GBP1.4m for Charity - World's Toughest Rowing Race Begins Today, teams from around the world have started the world's toughest rowing race - Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. The race began in Spain's San Sebastian de la Gomera in the Canary Islands, and teams will follow the 'Columbus Route' westbound across the mid-Atlantic to Port St Charles in Barbados. They face very tough...

2009-01-22 15:14:30

A race to the South Pole has been something of a replay of the first historic one, with a Norwegian team defeating a British team. Rune Malterud and Stian Aker of Team Missing Link, both members of the Norwegian military, finished the race Wednesday, the Daily Telegraph reported. One of their first acts was to plant a Norwegian flag. The three-man British Team QinetiQ were 31.8 miles away from the pole when the Norwegians arrived. James Cracknell, an Olympic rowing champion, Ben Fogle, a TV...