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Scottish brothers have cracked world records

A TRIO of brothers from Scotland have smashed three world records, after rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in 35 days.

Ewan, 27, Jamie, 26, and 212-year-old Lachlan MacLean, known as BROAR, a combination of brother and oar, set off from La Gomera on 12th December, completing their 3,000-mile mission to Antigua in the Caribbean last Thursday.

They completed their arduous journey in 35 days, nine hours and nine minutes, smashed several world records.

The trio are the first three brothers to row any ocean, the fastest trio to row across the Atlantic, and the youngest trio to row across the Atlantic, which has been confirmed on Facebook by Atlantic Campaigns, adding that the siblings crossed the finishing line playing the bagpipes.

Previously, the record for a trio rowing the Atlantic Ocean was 41 days, reports the Press Association.

The Talisker Whisky Challenge, branded “the world’s toughest rowing race”, is an annual ocean event, which sees as many as 30 teams cross the Atlantic.

The siblings, from Edinburgh, are raising money for national children’s charity Children 1st, and Feedback Madagascar, a development organisation, which focuses on health, sanitation and agriculture.

 

 

 

 

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