It's 3720 miles across the Indian Ocean between Australia and Mauritius. Which takes between about 68 days and forever to row. We know that because four British women have recently completed this challenge, themselves taking 79 days, and coming second, in what is fairly being called 'the world's toughest rowing race', the first ever Indian Ocean Rowing Race. There's only one team still out there on the ocean, so not only is it an impressive feat to come second it's also an impressive feat to finish at all!
The Ocean Angels are Fiona Waller, a photographer (and cancer survivor)(34); Sarah Duff a consumer researcher (25), and Elin Haf Davies a nurse (32) who all rowed the Atlantic in 2007, and also first timer Jo Jackson (28) who had never set foot in a rowing boat or been to sea until signing up for this enormous challenge! And they're not just intrepid adventurers, they're doing it to raise money for Breast Cancer Care. If you're impressed, and how could you not be, check out their achievements on their site and donate to their cause here.
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