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Welsh sailor Thomson trying to make history

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Welshman Alex Thomson's decision to take a different route from the two sailors in front of him has put him back into contention for the Vendee Globe round-the-world race as he bids to become the first non-French winner. 

Alex Thomson competes on his monohull "Hugo Boss" during the 7th edition of the Vendee Globe in Les Sables d'Olonne, western France, on November 10, 2012. Thomson's decision to take a different route from the two sailors in front of him has put him back into contention for the Vendee Globe round-the-world race as he bids to become the first non-French winner.

Frenchman Francois Gabart continues to lead and has pulled 146 nautical miles ahead of compatriot Armel Le Cleac'h, but Thomson has pulled himself back into contention in third place by taking a more westerly route.

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