Thursday, July 11, 2019

Middleburg woman trains to compete in Mongol Derby - Full Story

The Mongol Derby is one of the most difficult horse races in the world

By Jamal St. Cyr - Sports anchor & reporter
Posted: 4:01 PM, July 09, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla - A local woman is going to compete in one of the most difficult horse races in the world.

Abbi Bell is a Middleburg resident and has been riding since she was 5. But she’s never attempted anything like the Mongol Derby.

Now, she is preparing to take on the race in Mongolia that recreates Genghis Khan's mail postal system routes.

Bell says that "He was the first to have an official mail route. They could move letters from point A to point B in messages in absolutely no time. The race recreates it with a different route every year just to keep it changed up."

Riders will ride for 13 hours a day for up to 10 days...

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