French skipper Michel Desjoyeaux has won the Vendee Globe. Desjoyeaux completed the singlehanded non-stop circumnavigation in 84 days, three hours, nine minutes, and eight seconds, beating the previous record by three days. He wins a prize of â‚¬150,000.
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Roland Jourdain, in second place, 1,400 NM behind Desjoyeaux, has abandoned the race due to keel damage.