A London lawyer has set a new world record for the fastest ever female solo row across the Atlantic in an effort to “show women and girls anything is possible.”
Victoria Evans rowed into Barbados on Thursday aboard her 22-foot-long rowing boat (7m), after 40 days at sea.
The 35-year-old began her race in the Canary Islands on February 11 with no idea that she would slash the current standing World Record by nine days.
The journey also raised money for the UK charity Women in Sport.
“Taking on this epic challenge was about driving positive change, inspiring others and using the achievement as a platform to progress the narrative about women in sport,” said Evans at the finish line, where she was welcomed by friends and family who travelled from the United Kingdom.
In total, Victoria rowed 2,559 nautical miles in a world-record time of 40 days and 19 hours, smashed the previous record of 49 days and 7 hours.
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