HONORED. ELLEN MACARTHUR, 28, British sailor who completed the swiftest around-the-world solo sea voyage in history, 43,000 km of ocean in 71 days; with the rank of Dame of the British Empire; by Queen Elizabeth II; in London. MacArthur sailed a custom-designed 23-m yacht, which she nicknamed "Moby," and is the youngest woman to be made a Dame, the equivalent of a knight-hood. "The trip has taken pretty much all I have," she said, but vowed more journeys. "There are lots more records out there."

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