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MIKE GOLDING OR MIKE TYSON?

by Mike Golding on 13 Jan 2001
Team Group 4 continues to make good progress on the Vendee Globe Race.
Skipper Mike Golding reports that he is sailing downwind in 14-15 knots of
breeze under genneker. He is still gaining miles on Joe Seeten in
Chocolates du Monde - yesterday morning he was 129 miles behind Seeten and
today he is just 71 miles behind the Frenchman.

In the radio chat with Vendee Globe Race Headquarters today, Golding said
that he has been watching some movies on DVD, although at this stage of the
race he has seen them all several times. 'I've got 12 movies, which I'm
afraid I've run to death. When I eat my evening meal I watch a bit of a
movie and pick it up the next day'.

Golding also managed to cut his own hair, although not entirely
successfully: ' Yesterday I managed to cut my hair - I thought I was
starting to look a little uncivilised! You'd be quite impressed, except I
hashed part of it and I've ended up looking a bit like Mike Tyson!'.

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