One woman’s extraordinary journey to row the Atlantic Ocean: Michelle Lee (Pt 1)

Michelle Lee is a record-holding solo rower known for her crossing of the mighty Atlantic Ocean during the Talisker Atlantic Challenge, an annual ocean-rowing race. The sports’ fanatic loves a challenge and lives by the motto: “Dare to say yes!”, which is why she launched herself headfirst into tackling the 5000km long journey – solo and unassisted.

But before that she had to learn how to row. She did that by taking on a world record – to become the fastest woman to row 1 million metres, on a Concept 2 rowing machine.

Listen to Michelle’s story, her epic adventure and what’s next for this inspiring Aussie. 

This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Liz Ginis (Managing Editor Digital at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (
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