Telefonica Black wins last leg
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Spain's Telefonica Black, skippered by Fernando Echavarri, has won the 10th and final leg of the around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday.
Puma Ocean Racing was skippered by Ken Read and led the fleet for the majority of the 400-mile sprint from Stockholm to St. Petersburg.
Telefonica Black scored its first victory by covering the final leg in one day, 12 hours and 41 minutes. Puma finished a minute behind.
Sweden's Ericsson 4 clinched the overall victory with a third-place finish in the ninth leg that ended in Stockholm on June 16. Skippered by five-time Olympic medalist Torben Grael of Brazil, it covered the 42,500-mile race in 127 days, 7 hours, 46 minutes and 21 seconds.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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