British team Atlantic Lions (Dave Middleton (26), Matt Townsend (25), Joe Mile (26) and Charlie Hayward (26)), have crossed the finish line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, known as the world’s toughest row. Atlantic Lions finished twelfth overall beating 14 other teams to the finish line.

Atlantic Lions took on the arduous challenge to raise money for the MS Trust in memory of Dave’s uncle, and have raised over £60,000 already. It took the team 51 days 16 hours and 6 minutes.

Skipper Matthew comments on the race: “It was much harder than we ever could have imagined but this welcome in Antigua has been the best 30 minutes of our lives and it’s made it all worth it.”

Having met at Birmingham University and all being keen sportsmen the Lions decided to join forces to tackle the Atlantic, with the memory of Dave’s uncle at the heart of the challenge. Matt and Joe have juggled training and this commitment alongside tough hours as working doctors, Charlie is a senior content editor and Dave an insurance underwriter.

British team Atlantic Lions (Dave Middleton (26), Matt Townsend (25), Joe Mile (26) and Charlie Hayward (26)), have crossed the finish line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, known as the world’s toughest row. Atlantic Lions finished twelfth overall beating 14 other teams to the finish line.

Atlantic Lions took on the arduous challenge to raise money for the MS Trust in memory of Dave’s uncle, and have raised over £60,000 already. It took the team 51 days 16 hours and 6 minutes.

Skipper Matthew comments on the race: “It was much harder than we ever could have imagined but this welcome in Antigua has been the best 30 minutes of our lives and it’s made it all worth it.”

Having met at Birmingham University and all being keen sportsmen the Lions decided to join forces to tackle the Atlantic, with the memory of Dave’s uncle at the heart of the challenge. Matt and Joe have juggled training and this commitment alongside tough hours as working doctors, Charlie is a senior content editor and Dave an insurance underwriter.