The moment @AlexThomson99 crossed the finish line of the @VendeeGlobe #VG2016 #MB #ThisIsBoss #BossSports #OceanMasters #SailSurviveSucceed pic.twitter.com/Wv4XOhbKlh— Alex Thomson Racing (@ATRacing99) January 20, 2017
Despite that he took two records in this race - furthest 24hr distance (which he actually did twice, but the first time not by enough to be counted as a new record), and also fastest to the equator in the Vendee Globe... he was 100 miles ahead when a collision with something under water took off one of his foils so this makes the result even more stunning... and he's already talking about the next race!
|Someone on the pontoon managed to get a shot of the broken foil|
He comes across as a really nice bloke, so congratulations to him on his second and also Armel on his first - and look who was there on the pontoon to meet him - superb sportsmanship and a lovely photo..
Well done Alex!!