Monday, April 30, 2018

Waikato man Eion Kemp prepares for world's toughest horse race in Mongolia

Stuff.co.nz - Full Article

REXINE HAWES
Last updated 12:00, April 30 201

Waikato man Eion Kemp is always up for a challenge.

And in August he'll leave his home in Matamata to compete in the world's toughest horse race, the Mongol Derby.

The 1000 kilometre derby, in Mongolia, is run across high valleys and open passes, semi-arid dunes, wetland and river crossings.

Temperatures can drop to -8 degrees Celsius and soar to 50deg C in one day.

In the past, riders had suffered dehydration, hypothermia, broken bones and concussion...

Read more here:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/103451395/waikato-man-eion-kemp-prepares-for-worlds-toughest-horse-race-in-mongolia

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