Ellen MacArthur (24),
February 11, 2001 9:52 PM   Subscribe

Ellen MacArthur (24), came in second in the Vendee Globe 2000 race circumnavigating the world.
posted by tamim (4 comments total)
I might be mistaken.. but isn't the big news about who came first?

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posted by wackybrit at 1:16 AM on February 12, 2001

When I first learned about this it was due to another example of a headline gone wrong. I saw the headline listed on NewsHub and what I saw was a link reading How great is MacArthur's achievement?

I puzzled for a moment and muttered "General Douglas MacArthur's achievements during WWII were earth shattering; what in hell have they discovered new about it?"
posted by Steven Den Beste at 2:07 AM on February 12, 2001

Everyone her own press agent with the use of the Net.
posted by Postroad at 3:19 AM on February 12, 2001

In this case, who came first isn't as interesting as who came second.

This lady is amazing, she kicked serious ass considering what the conditions were and what she had to do.
posted by beth at 10:38 AM on February 12, 2001

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