katie-spotz-rows-atlantic.jpgKatie Spotz is a 22 year-old endurance athlete rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. Alone.

Endurance is her strong suit, she’s run 150 miles across the Mojave Desert and biked 3,300 miles across the US, averaging 85 miles per day — not to mention an impressive swim the full 325-mile length of the Allegheny River. Now, it’s a 2,500 mile row from Senegal to French Guiana

Along the way she’s raising awareness for her cause: clean, viable drinking water.

This should, at the very least, make us think twice about leaving the water running when brushing our teeth. Aside from raising awareness, another important goal was to raise $30,000.

READ the story in the New York Times .

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