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Rowers finish 'toughest race on earth'

Diabetes UK supporters, Neil Hunter and Scott McNaughton, crossed the Atlantic ocean in 68 days, 10 hours and 10 minutes to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

Neil, who has insulin-treated diabetes, and Scott set off on 2 December 2007 from the Canary Islands and rowed two hours on and two hours off, 24 hours a day, non-stop until they arrived in Antigua.

Outstanding achievement

They crossed the finishing line after rowing a gruelling 3,000 miles on 7 February at 10.10pm. Their route has often been described as the 'toughest race on earth'.

 “This is an outstanding achievement and an inspiration for people with diabetes,”  said Douglas Smallwood, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK.

Raising funds

The pair has so far raised a fantastic £15,712 for Diabetes UK but are aiming for the £20,000 mark.

If you would like to help them achieve this target, please visittheir website.

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