A Christchurch man is on track to becoming the first Kiwi to row across the Atlantic ocean solo.
In two weeks, Isaac Giesen will embark on the Talisker Atlantic challenge, a 5000km race which only a handful of people have completed by themselves.
Adding to his accolades, it'll also be the first time a New Zelander has done the row twice in one year. His first crossing was completed with a team of four.
Despite the challenges of the race, the only goal worth having is a lofty one.
Mr Giesen also wants to raise $1 million dollars for mental health support through his website, The Blue Rower.
"I lost my aunty and two mates to suicide when I was 12 and 19, so it kind of shook me up a wee bit and I found going on the ocean and doing this - the ocean is the reason why I'm still here," he said.
You can donate to Mr Giesen's efforts here.