In January 2018, Kiko Matthews will be rowing solo and unsupported, 3000 miles across the Atlantic. After interviewing Kiko for Tall Guides Magazine, we are asking our #teamtall community to get behind her mission. Not only is she looking to add her name to the 5 women who have successfully made the crossing solo. She is aiming to cross the ocean in a world record time of 45 days – 11 days less than the current record of 56 days.

After surviving a rare and life-threatening condition called Cushings Disease, triggered by a brain tumour, Kiko decided to spend the rest of her life pursuing meaningful experiences. Challenging herself both physically and mentally. Following recent tests, she has discovered that once again, she has a tumour on her pituitary gland. Has this halted her mission? Of course not! This is Kiko we’re talking about… It has only made her more determined than ever.kikomatthews supkiko world record solo tallguides tall guides magazineWhen she sets off in January, she will follow the direction of the trade-winds. But that doesn’t mean it’s all plain sailing. The weather will play a large part in the comfort of the row. And she’ll be encountering anything from mirror calm seas to 40ft waves. Not to mention the dark nights rowing, flying fish in the face, sleep deprivation, muscle pains, blisters, sea-sickness, loneliness and potential hallucinations.

Through her actions, she wants to inspire other women to challenge themselves, in whatever way honours their skills and passions, unlocking their personal confidence and independence for happier lives. As you may already know, our #teamtall community is a positive, empowering & supportive space for tall women around the world – a place for women to encourage each other and grow in confidence. We would like to harness the positive power of women to do good…

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Please show your support for this fellow tall girl who is on a seriously impressive mission. And donate to help us reach our £1k target. We’re looking to make a real difference and to do something meaningful so thank you in advance for being part of this – every little helps! Please click the button to go to our Just Giving page.

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