Andrew Brown breaks rowing world record

Flair exec now holds world record for the fastest ever solo crossing of the Atlantic.
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In the closest finish the organisers of the race have ever seen, Brown came in just 29 minutes after English duo, Toby Iles and Nick Moore, on Saturday January 14th, having rowed for 40 days, nine hours and 44 minutes.

‘This is the closest finish we have ever seen in a race of this kind,’ said event safety officer Simon Chalk.

The challenge began on December 5th and has seen the epic challenger row over 3,000 miles, overcoming problems such as failing batteries and open sores on his hands, feet and backside.

At the point of finishing, Brown had not slept for over 40 hours and said via satelite phone from his boat, JJ, he was 'pretty exhausted'.

During the race he suffered salt rash, blisters, cramps and sores, but continued on to make the huge achievement.

He celebrated with a burger and chips shortly after reaching the shore, having been sprayed with champagne as he crossed the finishing line (pictured).

The amazing feat has been picked up by the national press. You can read about the exciting finish on The Telegraph and also watch a video of Andrew returning to dry land in Barbados. The Metro and The Daily Star have also picked up on the news.

Brown completed the challenge to raise money for the Toy Trust and Help a Capital Child. His total is still rising and currently stands at £117,280. If you would like to donate, simply click here.

Lindsay Hardy, marketing services director at Flair commented: "We've had messages from Andrew via Peter thanking everyone for the inspirational messages of support and how he's looking forward to seeing everyone soon."


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