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Fascinating mind battle going on for the top two of the Vendée Globe. Have the past failures for Alex Thomson Racing built a far more emotionally resilient sailor who appears happier, more creative and who has a great sense of belief in himself. Armel is also used to setbacks, but after being pushed so hard and for so long – will he crack. There is some evidence as Francois Garbart discovered in 2012 that points to a British winner for the first time in the race history.

Hold on for the emotional ride – Armel was (and still is) the favourite to win, but I think Alex’s emotional resilience could be unstoppable in these last few days.#mindset #resilience #leadership #sailing