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First to row solo non-stop across the Pacific

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On arriving in Australia.

“I kind of think it’s like childbirth because he says he’s not going to get in another boat for a while,” his wife remarked.

John Beeden rowed an average of 15 hours a day for 209 days on a 6,100-nautical-mile journey. He was alone. He is 53 years old.

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