UK skipper Alex Thomson is seen before the start of the Vendee Globe around-the-world solo sailing race, on November 6, 2016 off les Sables d'Olonne, western France.  / AFP / LOIC VENANCE        (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)

'People think we're crazy'

The desire to sail around the world on your own could be viewed as a sign of madness, but Alex Thomson doesn't see it that way.



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