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Duncan Roy World Record Attempt

Who would be crazy enough to do a marathon a day... on a rowing machine? Meet Duncan Roy!

A Marathon a Day?

Completing a marathon is one of the most challenging and rewarding accomplishments you may achieve in your life. But how about rowing that distance, once a day for a whole week? Or better yet, rowing the equivalent of a marathon 145 times, in less than 2 months?

The World Record Attempt

On the 1st December 2017, Duncan Roy – a serving soldier in the British Army - will be attempting to break the world record for a mainland to mainland crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. The total distance is 3,800 miles, rowing from Portugal to French Guiana. He’s aiming to complete this in less than 48 days, 4 hours and 30 minutes, which is the current world record.

The Cause

Duncan will be raising money and awareness for The Royal British Legion - a charity that provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community serving men and women, veterans, and their families. As part of his fundraising efforts and training, he will be at Atlantic Village from the 22nd – 29th October, rowing 26.2 miles (that’s the distance of a marathon) each day!

Show your support

Some might call him crazy - others, ambitious! Atlantic Village are very proud to be supporting Duncan on his world record attempt and we’d love to see as many people as possible showing their support during October Half Term as possible. Visit for more information on his venture.

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