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Joint victory in 2017 Mongol Derby

Mongolia. Wednesday 16 August 2017.
This year’s Mongol Derby, quoted to be the world’s longest and toughest horse race, has been jointly won by 29-year-old Ed Fernon, an Olympic pentathlete from Sydney, Australia, and 51-year-old Barry Armitage, a former professional sailor turned adventurer, from South Africa.

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Ninth edition of Mongol Derby started

The Mongol Derby recreates Chinggis Khan’s ancient horse messenger system in epic fashion riding 1,000km across Mongolia on semi-wild horses. This year features 13 men and 29 women from eight countries who started on 9 August and the first riders are expected to finish on 18th August.

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Mongol Derby

Mongol Derby is featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s longest – and toughest – horse race.

The start is scheduled for 9 August 2017 and the final rider is expected to arrive on 18 August.

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