Former Cambridge Rower John Pritchard Succeeds in Million-Dollar Mississippi Challenge

Author: Adam Care [CambridgeNews]

At over 2,000 miles the Mississippi River is a little longer than most Cambridge Blues are used to, but his time rowing the Cam proved ideal preparation for John Pritchard’s million-dollar challenge.

The former Robinson College student, who represented Cambridge in three victorious Boat Races in the 1980s, successfully made it some 2,340 miles through 10 US states in a wooden Victorian boat.

The Olympic silver medallist took on the challenge to raise $1 million for global educational charity Right To Play, after he was inspired by a visit to a Ghanaian school for children with learning and physical disabilities.

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