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Danes abandon the competition: Only one thing counts

Robåden with the two danes Mads Vangsø and Lasse Wulff Hansen is still in the lead in the category for couples in the Talisker Whisky Challenge, but the danes think is no longer to win.

With approximately 1800 kilometres to the goal have the boat 'Whale of a Time', there roes of two british women, almost put themselves up on the side of the danes.

- We don't care what happens with the competitors. We can't do anything about, if there is any, there is in the more favourable weather conditions than us. Our primary goal now is to get home safely to the good friends and have given it everything we could, says Mads Vangsø, en Ekstra Bladet speak with him through a satellite telephone.

a total Of 28 rowing boats participating in the competition 'the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Chellenge', which begins on La Gomera and will end at the finish line well 5000 miles across the Atlantic to Antigua in the Caribbean.

Each team will compete against other teams with equal number of rowers. Mads Vangsø and Lasse Wulff Hansen, who puts it up as 'The Wolfpack Gym powered by Garmin's fighting against four other 'couples' in their category.

You can be 1-5 participants on a team.

You can race through, see the post on the link here and follow the danes in the pictures here.

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The last day, the danes have settled in the constant storms with massive winds and heavy rain, and it is hard for the morale, tells the danes.

- But we are damn good to lift each other. We can see the goal ahead, and this has given us renewed strength. We have beets, which we had stolen it here rowboat, says Mads Vangsø

on Tuesday hit a milestone, since there are now less than 1000 nautical miles to the target.

See how the danes celebrated it in the video above the article.

Just the countdown to hit the country has given the danes the extra effort.

- Now, I can almost feel the hug from my daughter, says Mads Vangsø.

After the rudder every two hours at a time and sleeps for two hours. Round the clock on the entire trip.

Every paddler need to drink up to ten litres of water a day.

Seawater is purified in a 'watermaker' and thus becomes for drinking water.

A beet lose an average of 12 pounds on the trip.

More people have climbed Mount Everest than crossing an ocean in a rowing boat.

At the deepest point is the Atlantic ocean, about 8.5 miles deep.

in the Middle of the Atlantic waves can be up to six metres high.

Two sikkerhedsbåde sailing with on the trip, but must cover the entire course. Therefore, it can in some cases take them a week to reach a boat in trouble.

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