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Tori Murden Biography

Early Challenges, Relentless Competitor, A Second Attempt, An Unprecedented Achievement, Chronology, Awards And AccomplishmentsCONTACT INFORMATION

1963-

American transatlantic rower

Tori Murden's list of firsts is remarkably disparate, involving unprecedented accomplishments in transatlantic rowing, mountain climbing and cross country skiing. In 1988, she became the first woman and first American to reach the top of Antarctica's Lewis Nunatuk Summit. The following year, she became the first woman and first American to ski to the geographic South Pole. A decade later, in an astonishing three-month quest, she became the first woman and first American to row across the Atlantic Ocean singlehandedly. "It is my own particular flaw," Murden once said, "that I am best able to find what it means to be a human being when I'm off alone in some hostile place."

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: tori@adept.net.

Sketch by David Wilkins

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