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FILE PICTURE – Sarah Outen arrives in New York. An adventurer is set to complete her attempt to loop the globe using only a kayak, bike and rowing boat. See SWNS story SWGLOBE. Sarah Outen, from Rutland, started her challenge in April 2011 at Tower Bridge and is due to finish at the same point by kayak at 12:00 GMT. The 30-year-old, who aimed to raise £100,000 for charity, tackled extreme weather conditions during her journey across the northern hemisphere. In October, she was forced to abandon her Atlantic row due to bad weather. Ms Outen’s challenge has not been classed as an official circumnavigation of the earth as it did not cross through opposite points of the earth. However, during her 1,676 days on land and sea she became the first woman to row solo across the North Pacific in 2013, having previously failed in an attempt due to a tropical storm. The adventurer’s attempt to row the Atlantic was not as successful due to worsening weather and the threat of hurricane Joaquin, after she had been at sea for 143 days.

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