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Former Boston University Rower Helping to Build a National Rowing Team in Afghanistan

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Lake Qargha where the National Afghan Team will train. (Photo: Matt Trevithick)

When people think rowing, they don't often think Middle East, let alone Iraq or Afghanistan.

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But Matt Trevithick, who rowed for Boston University does think it's possible.

He helped form a rowing community club in Northern Iraq.

Now, Trevithick's helping Afghanistan have its very own national rowing team.