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Old 30 January 2013, 15:01   #1
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Alex Thomson

Congratulation to Alex as he has just finished third in the Vendee Globe solo non-stop, around-the-world race .

In doing so he has also become the fastest Briton ever to sail around the world in a monohull boat, breaking the previous record by nearly eight days.

He may be a WAFI but what a WAFI - 27,000 miles in 80 days - incredible

BBC Sport - Alex Thomson finishes third in Vendee Globe 2012-13

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Old 30 January 2013, 15:07   #2
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And that included a 'day'.. in his words .. taken to do an assist for somone he didnt feel confortable leaving, with a broken keel
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