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They rowed across the Atlantic Ocean naked!
...Or so the publicity proclaimed
. Why would they do such a thing? Why, of course, to support the BBC's Children in Need charitable campaign
, I could think of nothing nobler. They said their rationale for rowing most of the way naked was "to avoid chafing
Uh huh. I'd buy that. No chafing perhaps, though I can certainly imagine the fair-haired team of James Cracknell
and Ben Fogle
going all the way without a little blistering. Far be it for me think that two good looking, physically fit, athletic, virile young men rowing for thousands of miles alone, naked and sweaty might be a British man's answer to prolonged fishing trips in the mountains
since their own website bravely proclaimed that the pair would ...contend with loneliness, boredom, celibacy & sunstroke.
Honestly, why even mention the celibacy part? But if they did succumb to [how was is said?] ...helping each other when the other was down...
what of it? It sure wasn't sissy stuff they were doing. Just, maybe, working out the kinks, so to speak.
Foley and Cracknell were but one of 30 teams
that took part in the competition, but they were the only ones who dared to do it in the raw. Perhaps the lighter load helped streamline their corss-Atlantic sojourn, since they won
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