CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Fresh off his record-setting row across the North Atlantic, Dr. Bryce Carlson says it may be awhile before he gets back in another boat.
“I’m not in any hurry,” Carlson said Thursday, just a few hours after returning to Cincinnati. The Seven Hills AP biology teacher set the transatlantic rowing record Saturday when his boat "Lucille" arrived Britain’s Scilly Islands. He traveled nearly 2,000 miles in 38 days, 6 hours and 49 minutes, breaking the previous record by more than two weeks.
“I’m proud that I had the courage to try something novel and to put it all together and do it. I think this is the first time in my life that I’ve done something that no one else has ever done,” Carlson said.
In two weeks, Carlson will return to the classroom at Seven Hills. His boss says his achievement makes him a great role model for students.
“I think Bryce is an example of the value of dreaming big but then putting in all of the work and planning it takes to realize the dream,”said Seven Hills Upper School principal Dr. Matt Bolton.
The school will honor Carlson during a pep rally on Aug. 24.