Friday, January 20, 2006

2 men in a boat--For Children in Need

OK--I know--too many posts today but I just caught this on the BBC website. Always loved Ben Fogel (and his name is remarkably similar to my hero's Ben Foley) and the British rowers.

From the BBC...
Ben Fogle and James Cracknell
The pair arrived in Antigua after almost 50 days at sea Olympic champion James Cracknell and TV presenter Ben Fogle survived a terrifying capsize en route to third place in the Atlantic Rowing Race.

Fogle swam back to the boat after a giant wave threw him overboard, an event he described as "the scariest experience of my life".

The pair finished the 2,931-mile (4,717km) course in 49 days, 19 hours and eight minutes.

The first-placed crew, from Devon and in a boat called All Relative, set a world record time of 39 days and 3.32 hours when they finished on 8 January.

Atlantic 4 finished five hours ahead of Cracknell and Fogle in 49 days, 14 hours and 21 minutes.

Ben Fogle and James Cracknell took part in the race to raise money for BBC Children in Need. To donate see: 2 Men in a Boat


  1. Great cause and just seeing them go from clean cut to weathered and woolly is a good reason to donate!