Roz Savage is about to set a world record as the first woman to row solo across the three largest oceans of the world. You may think she's an extreme athlete, but she's actually a lot like you and me.

Savage was a management consultant in London for eleven years before she dropped everything to become an adventurer and an advocate for the environment. She decided to embark on her historic ocean row to highlight environmental issues and encourage people to live more sustainably.

Savage's trip across the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans was broken up into several stages which were completed over the course of six years. From 2006 to 2011, she used 5 million oar strokes to travel over 15,000 miles. Savage is now at the end of her passage across the Indian Ocean and is expected to hit land on October 4th. You can follow her progress on her blog. [Roz Savage]