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Anna and Cameron McLean completed the Talisker Whisky Atlanta Challenge

Anna and Cameron McLean completed the Talisker Whisky Atlanta Challenge

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Anna and Cameron McLean completed the Talisker Whisky Atlanta Challenge

A duo have become the first brother and sister team to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

Cameron and Anna McLean, aged 32 and 25, completed the 3,000-mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge race in 43 days, 15 hours and 22 minutes.

The pair arrived in Antigua on Sunday, having left the Canary Islands on December 12.

The McLeans, who were raised in Gloucestershire, were rowing to raise awareness and money for the gender equality charity UN Women UK.

Ms McLean's love of rowing began at Cheltenham Ladies' College, where she was co-captain of the rowing team before moving to the US to attend university.

Her brother also started rowing while a student at Cheltenham College before moving to Miami for three years.

Belfast Telegraph