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) Vice Captain Steve Captain Steve (foaled 1997 in Kentucky) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He was bred by Roger Laubach, owned by Michael E. Pegram, and trained by Bob Baffert. A bay foal by Fly So Free out of Sparkling Delite (by Vice Regent), he started 25 times, and earned the exceptional  Newall, pictured right, recently completed an outstanding achievement by rowing a marathon (42,195 metres) on a Concept 2 rowing machine row¬∑ing machine
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A fitness device that has oarlike handles or a movable bar and a sliding seat, used to simulate rowing a racing shell.
 in three hours and five minutes. The impressive feat raised more than BD750 for AGC's Captain's Charity.

Newall, who had always wanted to run a marathon by his 50th birthday, was hugely disappointed when his training was halted by a recurring ankle injury. It was then suggested to him that rowing would be a safer alternative, as it puts less strain on the ankle. Since being introduced to rowing and buying his own Concept 2 rowing machine in 2010, he has rowed over three million metres.

After an impulsive decision in January, Newall completed a 11-week training programme where he rowed over 850,000 metres in preparation for the day. After completing the event Newall thanked his wife Yvonne for her support, main sponsors African & Eastern, club members and, particularly, the people who sat with him for the entirety of the row to keep his spirits up.

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