ABC.net.au - Full Article
September 4 2019
By Ellie Honeybone
It is known as the longest and toughest horse race on Earth, but for two Western Australians who just returned from competing in the Mongol Derby, it was one of the best experiences of their lives.
Jesse Byrne and Sarah Brown finished third in a field of 40 riders after racing across 1,000 kilometres of vast Mongolian landscapes mounted on semi-wild racing ponies.
The annual adventure race follows the world's first long-distance postal transmission route, laid down by Genghis Khan in 1224.
Sturdy Mongolian horses, used to life on the steppes where temperatures range from minus 40 degrees Celsius in winter to 30 degrees Celsius in summer, carry the entrants on the course.
The object of the event is to ride a series of horses along the route, swapping your mount every 40 kilometres at stations crewed by teams of veterinarians.
It is not a challenge for the faint-hearted but the Aussie duo has returned home in one piece with just a couple of sore knees between them...
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