Egyptians Omar Nour and Omar Samra survive extreme conditions in 100-hour row ahead of Atlantic Challenge

Less than two months away from their Atlantic Row challenge, Omar Nour recounts his experience from the 100-hour row he performed with his partner Omar Samra, off the coast of the UK.

Reem Abulleil
by Reem Abulleil
13th October 2017

article:13th October 2017

Egyptian duo Omar Nour and Omar Samra have amped up their preparations with less than two months to go before they sail off from La Gomera, Spain and row across the Atlantic Ocean to Antigua.

Nour, a professional triathlete, and Samra, and adventurer and mountaineer, decided to take on this Atlantic row challenge last April, with neither one of them having any previous rowing experience.


The pair have since gone through multiple challenges as part of their training, including a 100-hour row off the coast of Essex in the UK, where they faced extreme conditions and were pushed to their physical and mental limits.

Nour, a Dubai resident, sat down with Sport360 to share the highs and lows from that trip, and give us a taste of what it’s like facing the elements in the middle of the sea on a small rowing boat.

From technological failures, to brutal weather, to sea sickness and health issues, Samra and Nour faced it all out at sea.

Watch the video above to get all the details from Nour.


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