Russell Crowe sent a birthday message to a British sailor who is on a solo world tour

The actor sent the message to Pip Hare, who is competing in the Vendee Globe yacht races around the world

Crowe recorded the message after being approached by a local radio host who said Hare was a fan of his

He added, “I just sit here and think about the incredible challenge in front of you and how overwhelming it must feel on some days

“What an incredible feeling you will have when you can say you have claimed the globe

The gladiator star joked that he had just paddled himself kayak which “made it a lot easier, so it’s a similar trip as I imagine”

According to the race’s online tracker, Hase is currently in the middle of the Atlantic

Crowe later shared a response from Hare saying she was 2300 miles from home

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