VIDEO: Meet 2 childhood friends who rowed the Atlantic for breast cancer: Duracell’s 2 Boys in a Boat

We give you two childhood friends who bravely sailed across the Atlantic ocean in the Talisker Whisky Challenge.


by Fiona Day |
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Both fanatical about sport, neither Luke nor Jamie are strangers to taking on big challenges. Jamie and Luke have both completed 1500 mile cycling races and on top of that Luke, incredibly, swam the English Channel at the tender age of 18 with only a year worth of training under his belt.

As they embarked on the challenge they faced the dangers of potential bad weather and had to carry on with worn and callused hands.

It took them 54 days of non-stop rowing as they battled the elements, carrying on with salt-sores at only 80 minutes sleep at a time. Despite eating a diet of 6000 calories to fuel them during the race, both boys lost over 12 kg each.

The boys battled the elements to sail the Atlantic ocean
The boys battled the elements to sail the Atlantic ocean

The best friends made history earlier this year on January 27 when they crossed the finish line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge (they came second as a pair). Luke and Jamie are now the youngest team to ever row across the Atlantic.

The boys, with the help of sponsors Duracell, raised over £300,000 for Breast Cancer Care, the highest sum that one fundraiser has ever raised. Incredible.

Check out the video telling their incredible story below:

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