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  • Ambassadors


    Sir Steve Redgrave CBE

    Winner of 5 consecutive Gold medals at Olympic Games, 1984-2000

    There are going to be a lot of challenges – a lot of fatigue, a lot of blisters, hour after hour after hour sitting in the same position. When things really get tough, and it’ll be very, very tough – you have to believe in the cause – what is in your heart – and it will help get you through.


    Cath Bishop

    World Champion Coxless Pair 2003 & Olympic Silver Medallist in the Coxless Pair 2004

    Ben Hunt-Davis

    British Rower & Olympic Gold Medallist in the Men’s VIII’s 2000

    Lawrence Dellaglio

    Retired English rugby union player and former captain of the English national team

    I think what Naomi is doing – demonstrating that we are all amazing, no matter what life throws at us, is a great message and I wish her all the best of luck in achieving this World Record.


    Derek Redmond

    During his career, he held the British record for the 400 metres sprint, and won gold medals in the 4×400 metres relay at the World Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games

    Emma Mitchell

    Crew Member of the Coxless Crew, who rowed 9,200 miles across the Pacific in a record breaking 257 days

    Naomi’s Great Thames Row Challenge is a reminder to all of us that we are limited only by our own dreams. An inspiration to us all but especially to all those supported by her worthy charity IN-vision. A word of advice – singing helps both with being out of your comfort zone and with staying awake while rowing in the middle of the night!


    Steve Williams OBE

    Double Olympic Gold medallist in the British rowing fours from both Athens, 2004 and Beijing, 2008

    It is great to see Naomi, 4 years on from “retiring”, back in the boat again and taking on this World Record attempt. It will be a brutal trial of Naomi’s focus, endurance, bloodymindedness, and much more. Naomi, have a good row!


    Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE

    Winner of 11 gold medals at Paralympic Games 1992-2004, Tanni broke 30 world records on the track during her career