THE ROWING MARINE, LEE SPENCER BREAKS TWO WORLD RECORDS!
Lee Spencer, The Rowing Marine, crossed the finishing line today on his solo Atlantic row, becoming the first physically disabled person to row solo and unsupported from mainland Europe to mainland America. Lee has remarkably smashed the previous able-bodied record of 96 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes, gaining a second Guinness World Record during his crossing and was welcomed back ashore by his wife Clare and son Billy after 61 days at sea.
Stroke by stroke Lee has challenged the definition of disability as he rows the 3,500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to raise funds for two causes close to his heart, the Endeavour Fund and The Royal Marines Charity.
Lee has broken the records, despite having to make a pit-stop in Las Palmas after technical issues with his navigation system. Live tweeting from the boat, Lee has been able to give daily updates to the world from the middle of the Atlantic and has received numerous messages of support from across the Corps Family and the world of entertainment and sport.
We at the Royal Marines Shop would like to congratulate Lee for his amazing achievement and wish him a safe and speedy journey home to Devon!