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September 2014

After 70 days alone at sea, 22 year-old Katie Spotz set the world record for the youngest person to row solo across the Atlantic. No stranger to overcoming challenges, Katie has run across desserts, cycled across America, and is the first person to swim the 325-mile Allegheny River.

Throughout her row, Katie wasn’t just seeking to make history. She was also raising money, for the Blue Planet Network, a nonprofit funding safe drinking water projects for the billion people around the world in need.

Katie’s story has been featured on CBS Morning Show, CBS Evening News, World News with Diane Sawyer, Anderson Cooper 360, New York Times, NPR, PBS News Hour, and the Discovery Channel. In 2010, Katie was honored by Glamour Magazine as one of their "Women of the Year".