72-year-old British man becomes oldest person to row solo across the Atlantic

Graham Walters.
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A lot changed in the world while Graham Walters was at sea.

The 72-year-old British rower set off from the Spanish island of Gran Canaria on Jan. 25, bound for Antigua. It was his fifth time rowing across the Atlantic, and the third time by himself. His goal was to break a few world records, and on Wednesday, after 96 days and about 3,000 miles of rowing, he was successful.

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