Basingstoke man goes 'round world' on rowing machine
A man spent more than two years rowing "around the world" on a rowing machine at a Hampshire shopping centre.
Dave Holby, 29, rowed for an average of 37 miles (60km) every day, five days a week, for the past two years and seven months in Basingstoke.
He clocked up 24,900 miles (40,073km) - the same as circumnavigating the globe.
Mr Holby, who has so far raised £18,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, said: "It doesn't feel real - it's such a lovely feeling."
Crowds gathered to see the end of the record-breaking row, during which Mr Holby had to endure spells of intense winter weather as well as a hot summer.
"There were so many points where I thought I wouldn't get through but the people of Basingstoke carried me through."
Mr Holby was attempting to set a new world record for the fastest row around the equator.
Guinness World Records is waiting to verify his bid.