article is devoted to legendary British athlete Ellen MacArthur
Helen came to finish second in the regatta "Vendee Globe Adventure", which is recognized as among the most difficult race of small boats.All participants began to start in the city of Calais in France, went across the Atlantic along the West coast of Africa to Antarctica, rounded the icy continent, and returned to France on the Atlantic.
Until then, no woman has not committed at the age of 24 years, nothing like that.British anxiously watching this extraordinary th "Odyssey."Due to the fact that on board Helene was installed camera, everyone can see the broadcast, where a fragile girl to cope alone with the water element of the Shrew.Helen is no stranger to sailing, she participated in a large transatlantic race just alone.But regatta "Vendee Globe Adventure" was much more difficult and dangerous.
In all three months of the race Helen slept just 2.5 hours a day!To all the difficulties you want to add a heavy physical load
Britonmight come first, but the unexpected failure of gear during the voyage considerably slowed the boat. Helen offered to stop the race, but she refused. repair the gear, she continued competition.
One day when many kilometers were already behindbut forces seemed almost gone, during the next session of TV viewers heard, "" Mommy, my dear, - Helen screamed through the spray of the waves and the wind - it's too hard for me to humans.I can not stand it anymore!Never before have I felt the breath of death so close.I was just at the limit! "But it was only an emotional respite. In fact, she was not going to give up, despite the exhausted her insomnia and back-breaking exercise.
even strong aching broken finger did not make her give up.
That there are such brave and desperate woman!
overcome all obstacles standing in the way, Helen finished second
the time on the dock of the French town of Les Sables d'Olonne gathered several thousand people who came to greet the brave girl. Helen berth"sea wolf" kissed his boat and failing to hold back emotions, tears. Behind Helen and her sailing assistants were fifty thousand kilometers of struggle. The victory in this competition gained an experienced yachtsman Frenchman Michel Dezhuayo, who beat Ellen a little more than a day.
When reporters surrounded Helen, they asked the chief was interested in their question: "For what you have gone to such tests?".The athlete said: "I wanted to prove to myself that I could it.I accepted this "challenge" voluntarily because wanted to circumnavigate the globe alone. "Tony Blair congratulated the English girl on the phone, the French and British newspapers wrote enthusiastically about achieving Helen.In Paris, she was awarded $ 65,000.
Helen asked what she was going to do next, she said that she will come back into the sea because it is not my life without him.
One book publisher Ellen suggested writing a book about his adventurous life, and she agreed.In 2005, the film was made under the name of Ellen MacArthur - The Official Record Breaking Story, which tells the story of how she was on her trimaran B & amp; Q has set a new world record for the women's singles continuous circumnavigation.