Robin Knox-Johnston was born in 1939 and came to fame when he became the first person to complete a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe during the 1968-69 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. He repeated the feat in 2007, in the Velux 5 Oceans Race, when he was oldest competitor. He continues to sail competitively and works as executive chairman of Clipper Ventures to introduce people to competitive sailing.
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