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July 29, 2010
The second running of the 1000-kilometre relay horse race known as the Mongol Derby will begin in little more than a week.
The event on the Mongolian steppe is scheduled to begin on August 7.
Competitors must complete the race within 10 days, changing their native horses at specially set-up stations at intervals of no more than 40km.
Its promoters say the derby celebrates the horseback messenger system used by the warrior Genghis Khan.
The derby is organised by a British company, The Adventurists, in collaboration with the Mongolia-based Tengri Group.
The race, billed as an event of rider endurance, involves about 1000 horses...
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