Four-Man Row Team Sets World Speed Record For Crossing San Francisco To Honolulu

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A four-man rowing crew on Wednesday last week set a new world speed record for crossing over 2,400 miles of the Pacific Ocean between San Francisco and Hawaii.

Jason Danville, the crew leader of the row team, said they completed the record-breaking feat on June 30. Their team took a month to row the 2,400-mile ocean space, beating the previous record holders by nine days. 

In an interview with KTVU, Danville said they were deprived of rest, food and water during the trip. The four-man team also suffered from sores and stress fractured ribs. 

“You are basically trying to hold on until your body gets to the finish line so that last week is really pushing it,” he added.

His team, called Latitude 35, was one of the three teams to compete for the Great Pacific Race. The race launched in 2014 and requires teams to row from the Golden Gate to Honolulu. 

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