Lincoln rower sets world record

The Lincoln News

A 21 year old Lincolnshire rower has put himself into the Guinness World Record books after being part of the youngest pair to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

Luke Birch from Lincoln and his rowing partner Jamie Sparks completed the 3000 mile challenge, almost 55 days after they started back on December 3rd 2013.

The best friends, who named themselves “Two Boys in a Boat,” started their journey in the Canary Islands before travelling the 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean and ending their challenge in Antigua.

The pair raised nearly £190,000 for Breast Cancer Care, which is more than the £150,000 target they had set before they began and the figure is still rising.

The previous record was set by Tom Heal and Will Smith back in 2009, with them being only a few months older at the time.

The challenge was part of The Talisker Whisky Atlantic…

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