François Gabart crossed the Vendée Globe finish line at 15 hours 8 min 40 seconds, French time, setting a new solo round-the-world record of 78 days, 2 hours and 16 minutes 40 seconds.
Armel Le Cléac’h crossed the Vendée Globe finish line in second place, Sunday 27 January at 17 hour 35 min 52 seconds GMT. He finishes the race in 78 days 5 hours and 33 minutes. This is the smallest gap between the winner and the second in the Vendée Globe history, a mere 3 hours 17minutes 12 seconds behind Gabart.
Britain's Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) in third place is around 900 miles from Les Sables d'Olonne miles Sunday evening. He is expected to arrive Tuesday evening.
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27 January 2013 14:24 GMT