All-Black Women's Rowing Team Makes History

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Published on 19 Feb 2019, 17:25
This team of five is making history as the first all-black women’s rowing team to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Team Antigua began its journey off the coast of Africa and were on the water for more than 47 days before reaching the finish line in Antigua, rowing a total of 3,000 miles. The women rowed in two-hour shifts while at sea, giving their teammates time to rest. The women beat the odds in more ways than one, having only nine months to prepare for the journey while other teams had trained for two years.