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Second world record broken in round-Britain rowing race

Two men who have spent the last 41 days rowing 2,000 miles non-stop around Britain set a new world record when they reached Tower Bridge on Friday lunchtime.

Savoir Faire returns to Tower Bridge
Savoir Faire returns to Tower Bridge
Second world record broken in round-Britain rowing race
Picture courtesy of onEdition
Second world record broken in round-Britain rowing race
Picture: onEdition

Jason McKinlay and Josh Tarr, from Salcombe in Devon, knocked 10 days off the existing world record when they came home after 41 days 4 hours and 38 minutes at sea in Savoir Faire, a rowing boat no bigger than a family car.

McKinley and Tarr set off from Tower Bridge on 1 June along with five other crews in GBRow 2013.

Only two crews completed the race. The winners, a four-man crew called the Islanders – reached Tower Bridge on 28 June and collected a 100,000 bounty.

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