A Man Rows across the Atlantic – level 2

17-02-2021 15:00

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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