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Ocean rowers expected to make landfall

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Two British adventurers, Mick Dawson and Chris Martin, who set out May 8 from Choshi, Japan, were expected to conclude their epic row of more than 5,000 miles across the North Pacific Ocean Friday at San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. The pair spent 189 days - more than six months - at sea in their 23-foot ocean rowing boat named Bojangles and, because of varying wind and currents, their course has been in excess of 6,930 miles.

At one point during the crossing, the duo report they endured 60-foot seas, nearly capsized, dealt with numerous electrical and mechanical problems, including an on-board fire and had to contend with extreme heat and bitter cold all while rowing in shifts of two hours on and two hours off 24 hours a day.

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