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A former Royal Marine who lost his leg in an accident has completed the fastest unsupported solo row across the Atlantic.

Lee Spencer finished the crossing from mainland Europe to South America in 60 days, breaking the able-bodied record for the route by 36 days.

Mr Spencer, 49, from Horrabridge, Devon, said he wanted to prove “no-one should be defined by disability”.

He became the first disabled person to row from continent to continent. Read on.