As part of the Great Pacific Race, teams of four row 2,400 nautical miles from San Francisco to Hawaii. On July 26, 2022, four women broke record books, becoming the fastest all-female team to complete that distance, clocking it in 34 days, 14 hours, and 11 minutes. Rowing in 2-hour shifts, averaging 90 minutes of sleep at a time, Libby Costello, Sophia Denison Johnston, Brooke Downes and Adrienne Smith of the Lat 35 women's team endured rough waters, ate freeze-dried meals, had moments of sea-sickness and exhaustion along the way. But they never lost sight of their mission to break barriers, with a large following on social media lifting their sails, and the journey also raising money for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Pushing through hard times is not just for rowers, they say. Team member Brooke Downes stated, "These women are so incredible, but we're not superhuman. There's nothing that we were born with that make us any different than anybody else."
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