"It's the most extreme sport in the world. Nothing really comes close".

In the UK? Pick up a copy of The Times today to read Alex's interview with features writer Damian Whitworth.

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Alex Thomson: ‘I woke upside down, water pouring in’

Racing a yacht single-handed and nonstop around the world is probably the most insanely arduous sporting event humans have yet devised, with much of the action taking place in the endless inhospitable