Meet The Rowers

Get to know the elite rowing team behind The Impossible Row.

December 12, 2019

Photo By: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Photo By: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Photo By: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Photo By: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Photo By: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Photo By: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

The Crew

The rowers will work 24-hours-a-day, rotating around the clock, with virtually no sleep while battling the perilous conditions.

Colin O'Brady

Colin is an explorer, a leading expert on mindset, and one of the world’s most elite endurance athletes with no previous rowing experience.

Fiann Paul

Icelandic athlete, artist and adventurer, Fiann Paul is uniquely qualified to Captain the boat on this expedition. A career-long ocean rower, Fiann is known for being the fastest and the most record- breaking ocean rower.

The team joins hands.

Andrew Towne

Andrew is a businessman and athlete. He has won US National Championships in rowing and running, climbed the tallest mountain on every continent (including Mt. Everest) and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

John Petersen

John is a dad and a California native with twenty years of rowing experience. He was a silver medalist at the 2004 NCAA Division I National Rowing Championship and Captain of the Yale Crew Team.

Jamie Douglas-Hamilton

Jamie is an athlete and entrepreneur hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the founder of the company ACTIPH Water, the UK's first high alkaline, ionised water, and a holder of several Guinness World Records in ocean rowing.

Cameron Bellamy

Cameron is an extreme endurance athlete originally from South Africa. Cameron has been rowing his whole life, and in 2014, he rowed with a team across the Indian Ocean in 57 days and earned two Guinness World Records.

All hands on deck!

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