Sir Robin's grit and determination summed up in one photograph


In the war of attrition that has been the Velux 5 Oceans, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has finished 3rd, bagging that podium place that he has fought for so tenaciously. Shades of the Golden Globe Race. What a hero.

You could say a huge amount about his achievement but I think it’s perfectly summed up by this photo by Thierry Martinez. He’s captured it just right – for me this is the money shot. That’s Robin.