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Alex Thomson forced to retire from Vendee Globe due to boat damage

Alex Thomson forced to retire from Vendee Globe due to boat damage

Alex Thomson was bidding to become the first non-French winner of the around-the-world event.
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British round-the-world sailor Alex Thomson puts his yacht Hugo Boss through its paces, reaching speeds of nearly 30 knots, in the Solent, off the south coast of England, Britain August 9, 2018
Alex Thomson forced to retire from Vendee Globe due to boat damage
Alex Thomson was bidding to become the first non-French winner of the around-the-world event.
Nov 28, 15:28
British round-the-world sailor Alex Thomson puts his yacht Hugo Boss through its paces, reaching speeds of nearly 30 knots, in the Solent, off the south coast of England, Britain August 9, 2018
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Alex Thomson looking forward to tackling world's toughest yacht race
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British sailor Alex Thomson inspired by Leicester's Premier League triumph
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British round-the-world sailor Alex Thomson puts his yacht Hugo Boss through its paces, reaching speeds of nearly 30 knots, in the Solent, off the south coast of England, Britain August 9, 2018
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