2 July 2021
A group of athletes has rowed a boat from San Francisco to Hawaii in record time. The four-man crew was part of the Great Pacific Race, a rowing competition that pits two and four-person teams against one another in identical boats on a solitary journey across the open ocean.
The teams live without any direct external support for the duration of the race. Captain Jason Caldwell said he and his three teammates rowed in two-person, two-hour shifts for the entire trip - 24 hours a day. The team completed the 2,400-nautical mile trip in 30 days, 7 hours and 30 minutes. The previous race record was 39 days, 9 hours and 56 minutes, set in 2016.
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