Woman the youngest to cross ocean alone


Katie Spotz on Sunday became the youngest person to row an entire ocean solo, and the first American to row a boat without help from mainland to mainland. After 70 days, five hours and 22 minutes in the Atlantic, Spotz, 22, arrived Sunday in Georgetown, Guyana in South America.

"You're in a situation that you can't escape, so you really have to dig deep," said Spotz, who left Jan. 3 from Dakar, Senegal, on the west coast of Africa.

Her 2,817-mile journey raised more than $70,000 for the Blue Planet Run Foundation, which finances drinking water projects around the world.

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