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Last Updated: Thursday, 19 January 2006, 21:32 GMT
Cracknell and Fogle claim third
Ben Fogle and James Cracknell
Fogle and Cracknell had been at sea since late November
Olympic gold medalist James Cracknell and television presenter Ben Fogle have been narrowly beaten into third place in the Atlantic Rowing Race.

The British duo were the first two-man crew to reach the finish in Antigua, winning their class by 120 miles.

Cracknell and Fogle battled with British four-man crew Atlantic 4 for overall second place but the heavier crew won by just under five hours.

The race was won on 8 January by Devon-based quartet All Relative.

At one point the Atlantic 4 crew of David Martin, Neil Wightwick, Glynn Coupland and George Simpson trailed Cracknell and Fogle but upped their pace in the final stages to cross the line in 49 days 14 hours and 21 minutes.

Cracknell and Fogle covered the 2,931 mile course from the Canary Islands in 49 days 19 hours and 8 minutes.


Ben Fogle and James Cracknell took part in the race to raise money for BBC Children in Need. To donate see:



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