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How a teen became the first woman to win the grueling Mongol Derby

NYPost.com - Full Article

By Hailey Eber May 11, 2019

She was less than a day into a 10-day, 1,000-kilometer horse race, but Lara Prior-Palmer was already in trouble.

She’d been in high spirits when she set off from the start line with her 29 fellow competitors that morning, but now the 19-year-old British teen was all alone in the middle of the Mongolian steppe, the landscape stretching out before her. Her fellow riders had all left her in the dust, and she couldn’t figure out how to work her GPS. The small gray horse she’d been given to ride was lame, so she’d gotten off him and been walking alongside him for hours in the heat and humidity, both of them thirsty for water they didn’t have...

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https://nypost.com/2019/05/11/how-a-teen-became-the-first-woman-to-win-the-grueling-mongol-derby/

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