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Posted Tuesday, February 6th 2018

Nuts Over The Atlantic arrive in Antigua to complete 3,000-mile rowing challenge

After 3,000 miles, 50 days, 21 hours and 26 minutes, Bristol-based quartet, Nuts Over The Atlantic crossed the finish line in Antigua to complete the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. 

Mark Gibson, Daniel Baker, Steve Baker and Jon Lakin overcame obstacles at almost every stage of their gruelling journey, starting three days later than the rest of the pack due to a hole in their boat, while also battling mechanical issues midway through the challenge.

The Nuts have been raising money for the Movember Foundation, targeting a final total of £100,000. Bristol Sport Foundation has already donated £5,000 to their cause, while players from Bristol City and Bristol Rugby showed their support by growing traditional Movember moustaches.

"We'd like to thank everyone who has supported us throughout our campaign, from the pre-race fundraising to the online messages over the past 50 days," said Mark Gibson.

"We can't wait to have a shower, a proper meal and sleep in a bed, but for now, we're going to enjoy the moment."

Nuts Over The Atlantic light beacons after arriving in Antigua on Tuesday morning.

The Movember Foundation raises funds to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programmes that enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives. Committed to disrupting the status quo, millions have joined the movement, helping fund over 1,200 projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide prevention.

In addition to tackling key health issues faced by men, the Foundation is working to encourage men to stay healthy in all areas of their life, with a focus on men staying socially connected and becoming more open to discussing their health and significant moments in their lives.

The Foundation’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.

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