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Abergavenny woman in world record Atlantic row

A Welsh rower is celebrating after completing a world record-breaking row across the Atlantic.

Elaine Theaker (right of picture) and her crew mates celebrate after rowing the Atlantic

Elaine Theaker, who's 54 and from Abergavenny, made the 3000 mile journey alongside two teammates.

In doing so, they became the first female trio to row the Atlantic and set a new record by finishing the challenge in 60 days.

I think it was a middle-aged crisis thing! I'm in my fifties and I just wanted to do something really amazing and different from anything else.

It was magical, enchanting and exhilarating... and it was terrifying, miserable and desperate - all in one go!

– Elaine Theaker

Elaine and her crew mates - Di Carrington and Sharon Magrath - set off from La Gomera in the Canary Islands on December 12th.

For two months they battled storms, giant waves and freezing water in a tiny boat called Poppy.

They were competing in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, described as the world's 'premier event in ocean rowing', alongside 27 other crews.

Despite capsizing twice in the last 24 hours of the challenge, they arrived safely in Antigua last month.

At 62, Elaine's crew mate Di Carrington became the oldest woman ever to row across the Atlantic.