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Five renowned people who rowed

All rowers know that our sport can exert a profound influence on someone’s life. There are countless anecdotes about how rowing helps instil (or reveal) character that can last a lifetime.

As part of the World Rowing Federation’s (FISA) 125th anniversary year, we’ve compiled a short list of a few of the many history-makers from the last century and a quarter, who happened also to row. Be sure to share any others with us @worldrowing on Twitter and Facebook.