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Desjoyeaux again wins Vendee Globe

Updated: February 1, 2009, 12:15 PM ET
Associated Press

LES SABLES D'OLONNE, France -- French skipper Michel Desjoyeaux won his second Vendee Globe solo around-the-world yacht race in record-setting time after more than 80 days battling rough seas and high winds.

Desjoyeaux steered his yacht Foncia into port on the west coast of France to finish in 84 days, 3 hours, 9 minutes, and 8 seconds. Roland Jourdain of France was in second place, more than 1,000 nautical miles behind, on Veolia Environnement.

"It's indescribable. Even though I won ...

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