New British record for Thomson

It's a new British record. Hampshire yachtsman Alex Thomson is now the fastest person to sail around the world in a single hulled boat.

The 38 year old set the record in the Vendee Globe race - an 80 day marathon during which he survived vicious storms and slept in 20 minute bursts.

He crossed the finish line in 3rd place. Sally Simmonds has more.

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Hampshire sailor's race success

Hampshire sailor Alex Thomson has taken 3rd place in the Vendee Globe.