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Posted on Thursday 17th November

There are now only 16 days to go until the extraordinary Row2Recovery challenge begins; an epic 3,000 mile voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in a rowing boat.

On 4 December, two able-bodied and four injured British service members will cross the Atlantic from the coast of Africa to Barbados.

The will row unsupported – they will not accept any items on board after leaving the starting port of La Gomera – and alternate between long hours on-deck rowing and brief rest spells in the cabin.

Money raised will benefit three key military charities: Help For Heroes, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association and ABF - The Soldiers' Charity.

Row2Recovery is the brainchild of three former British Army commanders; Ed Janvrin, Alex Mackenzie and Tony Harris, who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Harris lost his left leg in service in 2009, Janvrin and Mackenzie will join the challenge along with four injured service men.

To find out more and follow their progress, see Row2Recovery.com.

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