BBC Sport - Welsh sailor Alex Thomson takes on the Vendee Globe

Alex Thomson: The Challenge of his life

On 6 November, Welsh sailor Alex Thomson embarked upon one of the toughest sporting challenges in the world - the Vendee Globe. It's a gruelling solo, non-stop, 25,000 nautical mile unassisted race around the world. It's not just about completing the race - for Alex it's about staying alive.

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