Florence Arthaud in 2009
|Nickname(s)||"La petite fiancée de l'Atlantique"|
|Born||28 October 1957|
|Died||9 March 2015 (aged 57)|
Villa Castelli, La Rioja Province, Argentina
At age 17, she was in a serious car accident, which resulted in paralysis. She was hospitalized for six months and her recovery took two years. She had a daughter with Loïc Lingois, a French professional sailor. In 1989, she recorded a song, "Flo", with Pierre Bachelet about her sailing. In 1990, she won the Route du Rhum for Pierre 1er. In 1997, she won the Transpacific with Bruno Peyron.
In 1990, Arthaud established a new world record for the fastest solo crossing of the North Atlantic, beating the previous record by two days.
In 2015, Arthaud took part in Dropped, a reality television show on TF1 in which sportspeople were transported by helicopters into the wilderness. During filming on 9 March 2015, she died in a helicopter collision in Argentina along with nine other people, two of whom were fellow contestants.
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