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ODBC Ends Season with a Marathon and DinnerMonday, November 24, 2014 - Rowers from the Old Dominion Boat Club ended their season in a big way - rowing a marathon (measured in rowing terms at 42,195m) at the Dee Campbell Boathouse on Friday, November 7. About twenty rowers took part, with rowers spending between 3 and 4 hours on the erg machines to accomplish their goals. With lots of water, extra bandages, protein snacks and a couple of classic movies, the rowers showed how tough they really were. One of the rowers, TC Williams High School junior Amelia Bender, not only finished the marathon but set a new record for women under 18 by completing the marathon in 3:10:18.6. Audrey Shankles, head coach for the ODBC men's team said, "This was a great way to end the season. We hope this will be the start of a tradition for our ODBC rowers." After the row, ODBC parents put on a potluck that was attended by many, including those who didn’t have rowers participating in the event. Audrey added “I really hope we include the after party when we do this again. I appreciate, and I know the rowers do as well, when the parents of our team can come down and see what we do and feel engaged. Having that support network means a lot to us.”
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