Winchester man and friend currently third after 20 hours for Atlantic Challenge

Daily Echo: The black arrow indicates where the men, whose team name is Atlantic Row 2013, were this morning after 20 hours. The black arrow indicates where the men, whose team name is Atlantic Row 2013, were this morning after 20 hours.

A WINCHESTER man has been battling the sea for over 20 hours as part of this year’s Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

Will North, 28, and his friend, Dan Howie, 28, have been rowing endlessly after setting off from La Gomera in the Canary Islands on Monday. As of this morning (December 5), the pair were striving on in third place.

The former Peter Symonds College student, who now works in recruitment in London, decided to tackle the challenge after his family received a massive blow when his father was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2006. Dan’s father was also diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The pair hope to raise £200,000 for research into Leukaemia and Lymphoma and have been training for over two years in preparation for the mammoth event.

Their 3,000 mile journey ends at the finish line in Antigua.

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