What It's Like to Race the World Alone, Non-Stop

What It's Like to Race the World Alone, Non-Stop Play

Aug. 13 (Bloomberg) -- At the age of 25, Alex Thomson became the youngest skipper ever to win an around-the-world race, with his victory in the Clipper in 1999. This summer he smashed the record for a transatlantic solo trip when he crossed from New York to England in less than 9 days. It is all a prelude, though, to his attempt this November to become the first Briton ever to win the unassisted, non-stop around-the-world Vendee Globe, sailing's ultimate offshore race.

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