Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Why one woman rower stripped off with her five-man crew to break a world record

Sometimes it's just practical to be naked, no big shame in that.


‘The blisters and sores on our backsides were bad and becoming infected. The only way we could treat them and continue rowing was to expose them to nature’s own remedy, sun and air.

‘It did mean that at times we had to row naked but if that was what was required to break the world record, then there was no choice. I decided to strip naked on day three or four because I had some big sores on my bottom and just thought I had to do it. My crew had stripped off the day before and were just getting on with it.

‘Being the fastest ever rowers across the Atlantic was all that mattered,’ said the former Great Britain rower.

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