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Sarah Outen



Sarah Outen was the first woman and youngest person to row solo across the Indian Ocean in 2009, her feat taking her just over 124 days. In doing so, Sarah raised over £30,000 for charity, became only the fourth person ever to complete the solo crossing, she was honoured with both an MBE and Fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society and also awarded three Guinness World Records.


Then in 2011, Sarah set off on her current ground-breaking expedition called 'London2London: Via the World'. Leaving London's Tower Bridge her mission was to row (7,500 nautical miles), cycle (16,000 miles) and kayak (300 nautical miles) in a continuous loop of the planet, taking in 2 oceans, 3 continents and 14 countries. In the spring of 2012 whilst rowing solo across the North Pacific Ocean from Japan to Canada, Sarah's boat 'Gulliver' was severely damaged and capsized when hit by Tropical Storm Mawar. Unfortunately as a result, Sarah had to be rescued by the coast guard 560 miles off the coast of Japan.


Sarah returned to Adak Island, Alaska to kayak the Aleutian Island chain in April 2014 with team mate Justine Curgenven. The onward journey involves cycling to the Canadian East Coast and rowing home across the North Atlantic in 2015. Sarah is fundraising for charities along the way, as well as sharing stories and visiting schools to inspire others to take on their own challenges.

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