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Spotz to share stories from solo row across Atlantic

Two years ago, Katie Spotz spent 70 days alone at sea with little more than a pair of oars, 300 chocolate bars and determination.

On March 14, 2010, after 3,038 miles, she became the youngest person to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, and the first American to row solo from Africa to South America. By campaigning her journey, Spotz — who was 22 at the time — raised more than $100,000 for Blue Planet Network, a nonprofit organization that provides sustainable, safe drinking water to people throughout the world.

Spotz will share hair-raising stories of sharks, fires and 20-foot waves from her journey, as well as her mission and motivation behind the row, at the 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Friday in the Hall of Philosophy.

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