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A former rugby player who cannot swim is days from completing a gruelling 5,000 km row across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to his hometown Galway.
Damian Browne, an ex-forward for Connacht and Leinster, spoke from his boat on Sunday about being “incredibly excited” as he neared the end of his extraordinary voyage.
“After 112 days of stresses, strains and doubts only an endeavour like attempting to row 3,000 miles across the unforgiving North Atlantic can elicit, I’m incredibly excited to close out this beautiful project in my hometown, surrounded by my family, friends and supporters; making my dream a reality,” he said.
Mr Browne is expected to become among the few who have rowed both ways across the vast Atlantic, having already crossed from San Sebastian to Antigua in 2018.

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