Woman First American to Row Across Atlantic

Tori Murden today became the first woman and the first American to row across the Atlantic Ocean alone. She completed the 3,000-mile journey in nearly 12 weeks, which began in the Canary Islands in September and ended today in the French Caribbean Island of Guadeloupe.

Murden battled Hurricane Lenny, which cost her time, but managed to persevere alone with only a satellite phone connecting her to the outside world.

Murden, a lawyer in Kentucky, belongs to the Sector No Limits Team of athletes dedicated to testing the limits of endurance. She was also the first woman and first American to ski to the geographic South Pole.


AP - December 3, 1999

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