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The Rowing Marine – ready to cross the Atlantic for the #RMfamily

03/12/2018

Lee Spencer, The Rowing Marine, will soon arrive in Gibraltar ahead of his incredible Atlantic row, helping to raise funds and awareness for the Endeavour Fund and The Royal Marines Charity.

The Rowing Marine will take on the Atlantic Ocean from Gibraltar to French Guiana, rowing unsupported over the 3,500 miles.

Weather permitting, Lee is looking to be ready to set off from the 12th December and will take the earliest weather window to start the row.

Lee is aiming for 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. Lee is also aiming to beat the current able-bodied record of 96 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes.

The Rowing Marine previously rowed himself into the record books in 2016, as a member of the Row2Recovery team when they rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic as a team of four. Lee hoped to complete the row last year but unfortunately was denied by the untimely passing of his mother.

During this feat of extraordinary physical and mental endurance, Lee will battle 30-foot waves, sleep deprivation, extreme fatigue, fear and solitude.

Lee Spencer is a Royal Marine Veteran 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.

Ahead of his row, Lee met with Captain General Royal Marines, HRH Prince Harry to discuss his solo row and how Lee will be demonstrating the Commando Mindset to highlight that there is Life Beyond Injury.

Here is a reminder of Lee’s story below

To support Lee’s efforts, visit his online fundraising page by clicking here.