Lia Ditton Completes her Record Breaking Row

On September 12, 2020, Lia Ditton broke the women's world record for a solo row when she completed her expedition from San Francisco, CA to Hawaii in just 86 days. The London-born adventurer combatted the elements of the Pacific to set new records and experience the sea in a way some only dream about. See images from her perilous journey across the open ocean that began on June 17.

September 25, 2020
By: Discovery

Photo By: Dylan Reeves

Photo By: Lia Ditton

Photo By: Dylan Reeves

Photo By: Lia Ditton

Photo By: Ken Watts

Photo By: Ken Watts

Photo By: Wes Young

Photo By: Wes Young

Photo By: Wes Young

Photo By: Wes Young

Lia Ditton preparing for her record breaking row at her San Francisco training base.

Lia Ditton selfie taken on a 728 mile training row, from Portland to San Francisco, in 2019

Lia Ditton out training in the San Francisco bay, prior to departure for Hawaii.

Lia Ditton prepares to depart for Hawaii in the evening of June 12, 2020.

Lia Ditton rowing her boat decorated with characters created by Wes Archer, one of the original animators on The Simpsons.

Lia Ditton enters the treacherous Kaʻiwi Channel (also known as the Molokai Channel) between the islands of Oahu and Moloka’i, September 11, 2020

Lia Ditton rows the difficult seas of the Kaʻiwi Channel (also known as the Molokai Channel) on her final approach to Waikiki, September 11, 2020.

Lia Ditton rows the final mile into Waikiki at sunrise, September 12, 2020.

Lia Ditton secures her boat at Waikiki Yacht Club shortly after arrival at sunrise, September 12, 2020.

Lia Ditton eating her 'at sea’ breakfast of oatmeal after rowing non-stop for 23 hours to reach the dock at Waikiki Yacht Club.

Lia Ditton wearing a traditional Hawaiien Lei as she celebrates her World Record, moments after reaching the Jetty at Waikiki Yacht Club.

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