The Gosport yachtsman Alex Thomson has been welcomed home to Gosport after his successful round-the-world feat in the Vendee Globe race. He is the fastest Briton to have finished the 24,000 mile race at sea. In an interview with Meridian's Heather Edwards, he thanked his fans for all their support.
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