How an Unbelievable World Record Changed a CrossFit Athlete’s Life

May 23, 2022 by
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jordan Shuttleworth |

Brit Jordan Shuttleworth seemed to be living the CrossFit dream. He owned his own box in Staffordshire, England, was head coach and was crowned London’s Fittest Man in 2018. 

If you’d asked him a year ago, he probably would have said he was happy. Then, an unbelievable journey and world record changed his perspective. 

Shuttleworth and a team of three others set the world record for rowing from San Francisco to Hawaii last July. Shuttleworth, Duncan Roy, Jason Caldwell and Angus Collins were completely unsupported, so they carried their own food, made water with a desalinator and even went to the bathroom in front of each other in a bucket. 

Two of them would row, while two slept. They rowed in shifts - two hours on, two hours off - all day and night for the entire 30 days, five hours and 37 minutes. The team smashed nine days off the existing record. 

Since then, Shuttleworth’s life has changed. 

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