Latvian duo cross the Atlantic on rowboat

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A Latvian duo have crossed the Atlantic on a rowboat in a five-month journey.

Kārlis Bardelis and Gints Barkovskis – known jointly as Bored of Borders – made their way from Namibia's Luderitz to Rio de Janeiro in a sweat-and-saltwater adventure lasting 6000 kilometers. 

They set off across the Atlantic in early May. 

The two previously thought the journey would take 90 days, timing their arrival to the opening of the Rio Olympics.

However they had stocked up enough food to last them throughout the journey and even at that passing ships shared food with them, bestowing upon them such unlikely mid-sea snacks like fresh fruit as well as bread and cheese.

LTV's Sandijs Semjonovs met them upon arrival.

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The two are well-traveled. In 2013, for example, Bardelis crossed Europe on inline skates within sixty days in what may have been the longest-ever trek on such skates.

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