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January 16th, 2013
07:29 AM ET

Yacht racer Alex Thomson on final stretch of Vendee Globe: 'It’s still on and anything can happen'

The Mount Everest of yacht racing is in its final leg. It's called the Vendee Globe, a grueling three-month race where competitors sail solo around the world. Harsh elements, loneliness and even possible death are some of the challenges they face in this 23,000 mile, non-stop race. Last summer, “Early Start” introduced you to one of the racers, Alex Thomson.

Today, we speak to him again live from from the Hugo Boss Racing Yacht in Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil. Making his third attempt, Thomson is currently in fourth place in the last stretch of the race.

Sailing in the trade winds about 100 miles off the coast of Brazil, Thomson says he feels great and he can’t believe it’s already been 60 days into the race. “I’ve had a good race so far and I’m in the final stages,” he says. “The boat’s a little bit tired, I’m a little bit tired, but it’s still on, and anything can happen.”

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