A Man Rows across the Atlantic – level 2
A 70-year-old, Frank Rothwell from Oldham, UK, became the oldest person who rowed alone across the Atlantic Ocean.
Rothwell´s journey started on the Canary Islands on December 12, 2020. Rothwell rowed 4,800 kilometers in a boat called ´Never Too Old´, and he reached Antigua and Barbuda after 56 days, 2 hours and 41 minutes. He spent 18 months training and preparing, so he was very happy and excited when he finished his journey.
Rothwell raised over 890,000 dollars for Alzheimer´s disease research, and he paid tribute to his brother-in-law who died from Alzheimer´s disease during Rothwell´s journey. He inspired other people to fulfill their dreams, and he helped spread information about the disease.
Difficult words: row (to use your hands to make a boat move), Alzheimer´s disease (a disease when an old person’s brain stops working well), tribute (to say openly that you like and respect somebody).
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