Sarah Outen – Around the World by Human Power
Sarah Outen, 26, is no stranger to ocean rowing.In 2009 she entered the record books as the first woman to row across the Indian Ocean solo.The grueling journey took 124 days to complete.
It seems the Indian Ocean row only wetted Sarah’s appetite for extreme adventures.She is now attempting to go around the world by human power in a journey dubbed London2London.If successful, Sarah will be the first to woman circle the planet by human power and the first person to do it in an easterly direction.
Sarah began her 40,000 km journey from London, England April 1, and has already made it to Russia.She used a sea kayak to paddle across the English Channel before mounting a bicycle and continuing east through Europe.
From Russia Sarah will continue to the eastern shores of Eurasia where her journey will continue in an ocean rowboat, destined for the shores of North America near Vancouver Island.This is an extremely treacherous ocean crossing, and Sarah will become the first woman to row from Eurasia to North America.
The journey will continue by human power across North America through the US and Canada.The final leg will be a rowing voyage across the North Atlantic and the journey will end in London, England.
This is a journey of epic proportions, and we wish Sarah all the best.