Apogee has pledged £10,000 to support Lee Spencer’s next world record-breaking challenge – a triathlon of a scale never before attempted by either an able-bodied or disabled athlete.
Despite having only one leg, Spencer earned the moniker ‘The Rowing Marine’ after rowing solo and unsupported from mainland Europe to mainland South America. Not only was he the first disabled person to accomplish this, but he also broke the able-bodied record set in 2002 by 36 days.
Now, this July, he plans to complete The Triathlon of Great Britain, after a 22 mile swim across the English Channel from Dover, he will then travel from Calais to Land’s End as quickly as possible, where he will begin a 398 mile cycle to Snowdon. After climbing Snowdon, Spencer will cycle a further 210 miles to begin his climb of Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. After this, he will cycle 428 miles to John O’Groats – completing the length of the UK – then travel to and summit Ben Nevis, finally completing his journey at the Commando Memorial in Spean Bridge.
This gargantuan undertaking will be done to raise money for The Royal Marines Charity.
As well as donating £10,000 directly to The Royal Marines through charity auction, Apogee will also be participating alongside Spencer, with teams providing support for every step of the land events.