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This guy rowed 3k miles across an ocean to propose to his boyfriend

Joseph McCormick April 28, 2017
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This gay rower was part of a team of three which took on the Atlantic ocean, but he had other motives for when he reached the other end.

David Alviar made the 3,000 mile, seven-week journey alongside Brian Krauskopf and Mike Matson.

This guy rowed 3k miles across an ocean to propose to his boyfriend

They began their journey on December 14, and were greeted seven weeks later when they reached their destination in the Caribbean on 1 February.

At the other end waiting for Alviar was boyfriend Stanley Lewis, who the rower says was his motivation to finish the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

But he had something else in mind.

When he reached the dock, Alviar got down on one knee and proposed to Lewis.

Of course he said yes and the couple are now happily engaged.

“If it weren’t for my coaches — Jeff, Bob, Falesha, especially — I never would have wanted to do it, been capable of doing it, or enjoyed doing it,” said Alviar.

Congrats guys!

A gay Irish rower earlier this year set a new international record, after rowing solo for 49 days.

Gavan Henninigan, a former alcoholic and heroin addict, completed the 5,000km row from La Gomera in Spain to Antiguia as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

Despite finishing third, he still set a new International Solo Row Course record and an Irish Solo Row Record.

He said it had been “relentless”, but he was proud of his achievements.

During the race he rowed for up to 19 hours a time, burning 8,000 calories a day and losing 20 percent of his body weight.

Finishing the race in 49 days, 11 hours and 37 minutes he became the fastest Irish person to row the Atlantic solo, as well as becoming the fastest to complete the specific course solo.

Previously, the fastest Irish man to complete a East to West crossing was Sean McGowan, who took 118 days in 2010.

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