The rowing marine arrives in Gibraltar

The rowing marine arrives in Gibraltar

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Rowing marineLee Spencer, ‘the rowing marine’, has arrived in Gibraltar ahead of his epic solo row across the Atlantic.
Amputee Lee, from Horrabridge in Devon, flew into Gibraltar on January 4, to attempt to become the world’s first physically disabled person to row solo and unsupported from mainland Europe to mainland South America. He will be raising funds for the prince’s Endeavour Fund and the Royal Marines Charity.
Setting off from Gibraltar’s Ocean Village Marina on January 18 in a seven-metre rowing boat, Lee will be attempting to row solo and unsupported 3,500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.
If he completes the challenge, he will secure two Guinness World Records. He’s also hoping to beat the current able bodied record of 96 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes.
The Royal Marine veteran is on a personal mission to challenge the perceptions around disabilities. Lee survived 24 years as a marine and three operational tours of Afghanistan unscathed, only to lose his right leg when he stopped to help a motorist on the M3 in Surrey in 2014. He was hit by flying debris as he made his way to the stricken vehicle and his right leg was severed in the impact. He now has a prosthetic leg.
Prince Harry invited him along to his official residence to wish him well before he set off on his trip. The Endeavour Fund is Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s charity helping wounded service people.

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