43 Days, 21 Hours, 26 Minutes and 48 Seconds

They battled 40ft waves, capsizes and food poisoning on their epic 43-day voyage.

On Saturday, a British-led team of rowers smashed a 114-year world record for rowing across the north Atlantic from New York to the Scilly Isles.
 
The exhausted mariners did enjoy a few advantages over their pioneering predecessors, who completed their 1896 journey in 55 days.

While the previous record holders, Norwegian fishermen George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen, struggled in an oak-built boat, the new record-holders were commanding a vessel made from the toughest materials and packed with sophisticated safety equipment.

The new record time was set at 43 days, 21 hours, 26 minutes and 48 seconds.

Read the full story on the Telegraph.co.uk