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In January 2018, Lee Spencer aka ‘The Rowing Marine’ will be undertaking an epic unsupported solo rowing attempt, 3,500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

Lee is a former Royal Marine who was medically discharged in September of last year, 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.

Starting from Gibraltar, Lee will aim to make his epic solo crossing, with the row ending in Venezuela. The crossing would also break two world records, with Lee attempting 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.

The best way to start a day. After rowing the day can only get better #lifebeyondinjury #therowingmarine

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Lee 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.

“You have gone out and basically proven what you hoped to prove, that there is life beyond injury. I take my hat off to you and everybody is so incredibly proud of you.”

His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, commenting on Lee’s Atlantic row in 2016

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