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Francois Gabart wins Vendee Globe in record time

Updated: January 27, 2013, 10:46 AM ET
Associated Press

LES SABLES D'OLONNE, France -- French sailor Francois Gabart has won the Vendee Globe round-the-world race in record time, shaving six days off the previous record held by countryman Michel Desjoyeaux.

The 29-year-old Gabart is the youngest skipper competing in the seventh edition of the race and crossed the finish line in Les Sables d'Olonne in western France at lunchtime Sunday in his yacht MACIF.

Gabart sailed for a total of 78 days, 2:16:40, smashing two-time winner Desjoyeaux's ...

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