French skipper Francois Gabart held his nerve to win the Vendee Globe in a record time on Sunday.
The 29 year old, the youngest winner of the event, completed the 24,000-nautical mile race in 78 days, two hours, 16 minutes, beating the previous mark of 84 days and three hours set by fellow countryman Michel Desjoyeaux in 2009.
Frenchman Armel Le Cleac’h is expected to finish second ahead of Alex Thomson who is set to become only the third Briton to claim a podium finish here after Ellen MacArthur and Mike Golding.
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