Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Mongolian Derby winner's book makes shortlist for William Hill sports prize

RacingPost.com - Full Article

By Bruce Jackson
4:52PM, OCT 22 2019

The shortlist for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year was revealed on Tuesday and Mongolian Derby legend Lara Prior Palmer features in the final six chasing the prestigious prize.

Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Wildest Horse Race (Penguin Random House) charts her unexpected win in the 1,000km race when she became the youngest winner of the race at the age of 19.

Endurance has clearly caught the imagination of the judges as another finalist is Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance by Adharanand Finn (Faber & Faber).

The winner, who will collect £30,000, will be announced at a reception at the Royal Horseguards Hotel on December 5. The shortlisted authors will receive a leather bound copy of their book and a £3,000 cash prize...

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