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Saturday, January 7, 2006

 

British round-Antarctic oarsman crashes after 30 km

`An intrepid British oarsman’s bid to row round Antarctica ended after just 30 kilometres (20 miles) when he unexpectedly collided with the Falkland Islands, British newspapers reported.

Colin Yeates was attempting to make history with the first solo unsupported rowing circumnagivation, expected to last 10 and a half months and cover 21,630-kilometres.

However, the “personal quest” to “push the boundaries of what is believed possible” hit the rocks after just 30 miles.

After four years of careful preparation, the 47-year-old father of seven fulfilled his prediction that his journey would “begin and end in the Falkland Islands”.’




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