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A 54-year-old Englishman named Jim Schekhdar has just became the first person to row by himself across the Pacific Ocean. Nine lonely, yet illuminating months crashing through monstrous seas. And so many of us are curious about the size of the waves, the sharks, how he ate, how lonely he was. But from Jay Leno to us here at the Savvy Traveler, we are all asking him the same question: WHY?

Interview: Jim Schekhdar

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Visit Jim's site at http://www.pacific-challenge-2000.com/.

For more information about rowing events around the world, visit http://www.oceanrowing.com/.

For more information about rowing in general, visit http://www.openwater.com/.

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