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UK man back on land after record Pacific trip

A British adventurer has become the first person to row non-stop and solo across the Pacific Ocean. On Sunday, the 53-year-old John Beeden arrived in Australia after setting off from the US west coast over six months ago. Beeden spent 209 days at sea, rowing 15 hours per day. He started from San Francisco and arrived in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns some three months later than expected. He said the 13,704.8-kilometer journey was hampered by severe weather conditions. Beeden described his trip as incredible.

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