Royal Marine amputee breaks able bodied record for rowing the Atlantic unaided by 36 days

Royal Marine amputee breaks able bodied record for rowing the Atlantic unaided by 36 days

A former Royal Marine who lost his leg in an accident has completed the fastest unsupported solo row across the Atlantic.

Lee Spencer finished the crossing from mainland Europe to South America in 60 days breaking the able-bodied record for crossing by 36 days.

Mr Spencer, 49, from Horrabridge, Devon, said he wanted to prove “no-one should be defined by disability”.

He became the first disabled person to row from continent to continent.

Mr Spencer, who served in the armed forces for 24 years, plotted his epic journey to raise money for the Royal Marines Charity and the Endeavour Fund.

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