Frank Rothwell, a 70-year-old British man, spent nearly two months alone rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, raising 700,000 pounds for the Alzheimer’s disease research project.
Rothwell set out from the Canary Islands, Spain, on December 12 last year, on what he called “never too old”.
On February 6 this year, he landed in Antigua in the Caribbean Sea, reunited with his wife Judith, who has been married for 50 years, and completed Valentine’s Day landing on February 14th ahead of schedule.
Goal, to become the oldest challenge winner of the “Tesca Whisky Atlantic Challenge”. This race has been called the world’s most difficult rowing competition.
Rothwell said that he spent more than a year and a half preparing and training, and he was extremely proud to complete this difficult challenge.
From then on, everything he did “like walking in the park”.
Rothwell hopes to honor his brother-in-law who died at the age of 62 with Alzheimer’s disease with this challenge.” I hope to help other families (with Alzheimer’s disease) in some way.”
According to Rosewell’s donation website dedicated to the challenge, he paid completely at his own expense, and all the donations he received would go to the Alzheimer’s Institute in the United Kingdom.
Hilary Evans, director of the institute, thanked Rosewell for his righteousness: “Accepting such a difficult challenge at the age of 70…
He inspires people of all ages to accept their own challenges.”
This is not the first time that Rosewell has challenged difficult projects.
He participated in the reality show of “Beir Desert Island Survival Experiment” on Channel 4 TV, spent five weeks on a desert island, and rowed around North and South America.