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updated 04/21/2004 at 12:00 AM EDT

originally published 03/03/1998 12:00AM

Isabelle Autissier, a French solo sailor in the around-the-world yacht race, after being trapped in her capsized sailboat in a remote ocean area 1,900 miles from South America, by her fellow competitor, Italian Giovanni Soldini, who, defying all odds, sailed 200 miles from his race course to find her.

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