The United World Challenge: Inspiring a more courageous world by solo rowing to Hawaii

The United World Challenge: Inspiring a more courageous world by solo rowing to Hawaii


Ten years ago a friend invited me to join him in a triathlon I was experiencing depression and it felt like I had nothing to lose Racing gave me a new love for life What began as a triathlon grew into a full Ironman, and then another I’ve since run over 40 marathons, and last year I ran a 145-mile ultra non-stop All of this was preparing me for something much greater In December 2019 I’m competing as a solo rower in the Atlantic Challenge, a rowing race from the Canary Islands across the Atlantic to Antigua in the Caribbean There’s no sail, no motor, just oars day and night for up to three months I’ll carry all food and water to complete the 3,000 miles unaided I’ll also bring equipment to collect data on ocean health and share the story around the world The first time I crossed the Atlantic I was 17 The United World College of the Adriatic gave me a full scholarship to study alongside peers from 85 different countries all on scholarships as well Making friends from all corners of the world and discovering our shared humanity attending UWC was the most transformative experience of my life That’s why I’m dedicating this row to raising United World College scholarships the pass the UWC experience on We’re calling this crossing United World Challenge My name is Terence Steinberg, and like my friend did ten years ago, I’m inviting you to join me

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