ATLANTIC rower Jasmine Harrison has earned her place in the record books today by becoming the youngest woman in history to row alone 3,000 miles across the ocean.

The 21-year-old from Thirsk, in North Yorkshire, has reached Antigua this afternoon, around 70 days after she set off from the Canary Islands .

Jasmine's journey has seen her face many obstacles including narrowly avoiding an 800 ft long tanker and being tracked by sharks.

She also had to wade through hundreds of yards of Sargassum seaweed, from the legendary Sargasso Sea, which forms massive rafts in the ocean.

Jasmine signed up for the Talisker Atlantic Challenge last May 2019, when she was in Antigua on holiday.

It was while travelling alone around the Caribbean, after completing her A-levels, she saw the boats arriving at the finish line in Antigua for the Talisker Atlantic Challenge and was inspired.

Shortly after she becan training in January 2020, she began training and got into an ocean rowing boat for the very first time in Hartlepool. 

Born in Sowerby, she teaches swimming at the town’s Leisure Centre while also working as a bartender at the Little 3 pub.

Her arrival was broadcast on Facebook and has already recieved hundreds of likes.