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Old salt completes eighth circumnavigation

An earthquake, two tsunamis, giant icebergs, towering waves and five typhoons: these might sound like typical challenges for anyone sailing around the world on their own.

But Japanese sailor Minoru Saito, 77, also had to contend with back pain, a hernia, a knee operation and organizing delivery of his heart medication.

Saito broke a series of records Friday as he sailed into a Yokohama port to a hero's welcome after an epic 1,080-day journey sailing single-handed around the world.

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