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Former Royal Marine Lee Spencer has met with HRH Prince Harry, the new appointed Captain General Royal Marines, ahead of Lee’s epic solo row across the Atlantic.
#TheRowingMarine, Lee, is preparing to row solo and unsupported from Gibraltar to Venezuela, to raise funds and awareness for the Endeavour Fund and The Royal Marines Charity. Lee is a former Royal Marine who was medically discharged in September of 2016, after losing his right leg when he stopped to assist at a road traffic collision in 2014. Lee is determined to raise funds for the two charities that supported him the most through his recovery and rehabilitation, The Royal Marines Charity and the Endeavour Fund.
Proud to have the support of HRH Prince Harry the new Captain General of @RoyalMarines for #TheRowingMarine #NotDefinedByDisability @EndeavourFund @theRMcharity @MajGenRMagowan https://t.co/UsQpAo4iRU— Lee John Spencer (@_leejspencer) January 2, 2018
Lee aims to break two world records during his solo crossing, as he looks to become the world’s first physically disabled person to row solo and unsupported from continental Europe to continental America, proving there is life beyond injury. He previously rowed into the record books in 2016, as part of the Row2Recovery Team of four British Military Amputees to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic. If this wasn’t enough, Lee is also aiming to beat the current able-bodied record of 96 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes.
I am very grateful that I have had the opportunity to share the details and reasons why I am doing my challenge with Prince Harry directly. It has made me incredibly proud and determined and I will carry with me his words of support across every one of the 3,500 Atlantic ocean miles I am about to face.
– Lee Spencer, Speaking to ITV News
To donate to Lee’s hoofing efforts, visit Lee’s fundraising page.
You can also visit The Rowing Marine Website, where you will be able to track Lee’s progress and live updates.