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Woman attempting solo row reaches Alaska

A 28-year-old British adventurer became the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska, arriving late Monday at a small town in the Aleutian Islands after 150 days and 3,750 miles at sea. “I have had some of the most intense and memorable months of my life out on the Pacific, it has been brilliant and brutal at the same time,” Sarah Outen said in a statement. She celebrated with a bottle of champagne in Adak, Alaska, and greeted community members and supporters, her first human contact in nearly five months, as first reported by the Anchorage Daily News. “I have pushed myself to my absolute limits both physically and mentally to make land here in Alaska,” she said. She left Choshi, Japan, on April 27. It is part of her plan for a global trek by an ocean rowing shell, kayak and bike. – AP

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