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This Gnarly Photo of An Olympic Rower’s Chewed Up Hands is Truly Disturbing

Pictured above is Alex Gregory — a two-time Olympic Gold Medal-winning rower as part of a four-man team for Great Britain. Pay particular attention to his hands. They appear normal, right?

That was before he began rowing in the Arctic.

Gregory — according to the New York Post — took part in a month-and-a-half long expedition called the Polar Row. The constant wet and cold conditions took a toll on Gregory’s hands.

When the Polar Row concluded, those hands looked like this:

Positively gnarly. A gruesome sight.

Fortunately for Gregory, two weeks of rest have proved beneficial:

Why do we have the sneaking suspicion he’ll stick to warmer climates going forward?

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