Person of Interest: Bryan Fuller
Veteran hopes to set a new world record for transatlantic rowing.
It’s not the sharks,Â rogue waves, astronaut-tight quarters, or oceanic isolation that make 42-year-old Bryan Fuller nervous as he trains to break a world record by rowing 2,950 miles across the Atlantic. Itâ€™s the potential for tedium: â€śI want to bring a joke book with me,â€ť he says, â€śand every day have another prank just to keep it light.â€ť
Then again, thereâ€™s barely enough space in the titanium-and-carbon-fiber boat, named Titan, for anything but seven men, 30 days of food, and lots and lots of SPF 50. Though Fullerâ€™s light on ocean-rowing experience (heâ€™s done it before, once), heâ€™ll carry a tail wind of local support. As a veteran of the war in Bosnia who struggled to reintegrate into civilian life once he returned to Boston, heâ€™s dedicating his attempt to Community Rowingâ€™s adaptive rowing program, which introduces disabled vets to crewing. Theyâ€™ll be pulling for each other. In Fullerâ€™s case, literally.
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2012/01/person-of-interest-bryan-fuller/