Michelle Lee, 44, from Bella Vista in North West Sydney, is a woman on a mission! A million metre mission….
Michelle is attempting to break the current indoor rowing World Record, to be the fastest woman to row 1 million metres. Michelle sees the record, currently held by an ex-Olympian Anke Molkenthin, from Germany and was set in 2014, is there to be broken – and she wants to be the one to do it!
Michelle is an ordinary woman attempting the extraordinary – she will need to row at a speed of 12km per hour for 14 hours per day for just over 6 days to meet this challenge. 6 days, 7 hours, 51 minutes and 10 seconds to be precise.
Starting on Monday March 27 2017 at the 2017 Aon Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith, Michelle will be atempting to break the world record thanks to Rowing Australia and the Sydney International Regatta Centre, who are generously supporting her by playing host to this fabulous feat during the regatta.
One million metres is 1,000 kilometres. To put this in perspective the distance from Sydney to Brisbane is 1,022 kms or from Sydney to Melbourne is 1,045 kms….so Michelle is up against it – both mentally and physically, this is a huge personal challenge, and she can’t do it alone.
Keep an eye out for Michelle in the Trade Village, she’ll even have an ergo next to her so you can hop on and support her as she attempts break the World Record!
This challenge is all part of her training to meet an even bigger challenge at the end of the year when she competes in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Michelle is aiming to be the first Australian female to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean; and also intends to be the fastest woman to row it!