Twenty-one-year-old Jasmine Harrison of North Yorkshire completed a triumphant journey across the Atlantic Ocean last week, becoming the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Her record-breaking 3,000-mile (4,828 km) journey from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua lasted 70 days, 3 hours and 48 minutes. She said the it had its share of "good and bad memories." Among the challenges was her boat capsizing twice (injuring her elbow the second time) and following a regimented schedule of rowing two hours then sleeping two hours. But the journey was also a welcome break from "normal life," she said. In addition to raising more than 10,000 British pounds for charity, Harrison wrote on her website: "I want to inspire young people to get out there and do something, whether that be changing the world or just doing something outside your comfort zone."  

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