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Whither the Volvo Ocean Race?

The most recent edition of the Volvo Ocean Race ended with one of the most exciting finishes in the race’s long history. It all came down to the last few hours of the final leg of the race from Gothenburg, Sweden, to The Hague when the three leading teams—Spain’s Mapfre, China’s Dongfeng and Team Brunel of the Netherlands—all stood an equal chance of taking home the big prize. The drama played out in slow motion as a global audience sat glued to the online race tracker watching and waiting to see who would blink.

In the end, leg leader Mapfre found itself in an impossible position when the two other boats.)

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