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Team Row like a Girl, Lauren Morton, Bella Collins, Olivia Bolesworth and Georgina PurdyFriends Lauren Morton, 26, Bella Collins, 23, Olivia Bolesworth, 27, and Georgina Purdy, 23, took just 40 days, eight hours and 26 minutes to row the 3, 000 miles from the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

The Row Like a Girl team training on the Atlantic three days before setting out

The women, competing as team Row Like A Girl, punched the air and hugged each other as they landed at English Harbour shortly after 1.15pm local time (5.15pm GMT), with hundreds of emotional supporters cheering them on from dry land.

In doing so, they became the fastest all-female team to have completed the challenge, beating the previous record by five days.

The team consists of Gee Purdy, Olivia Bolesworth, Bella Collins and Lauren Morton "This race challenges you so much, mentally and physically. We're exhausted but can't wait for the party to start in Antigua."

"This race challenges you so much, mentally and physically. We're exhausted but can't wait for the party to start in Antigua."

Collins joked: "Can we get off the boat now?"

Race organiser Carsten Heron Olsen said: "We're delighted for our world record breakers, Row Like A Girl.

"The team really are an inspiration to women all over the world. They have demonstrated tenaciousness and courage throughout this entire race, beating 24 other teams to the finish line here in Antigua."

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk
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