By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A team of four intrepid rowers hope to have made history as the first group to row a new ocean route, the first mixed crew and the first team of four to cross the Atlantic in a rowing boat. The Row2Rio team landed 35 miles north of Recife on Saturday April 23rd having set off from Portugal 56 days ago.

The team, comprised of Jake Heath, Mel Parker, Luke Richmond and Susannah Cass, were said to be weary but ecstatic as they walked on dry land for the first time . . .

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