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Wellingtonian prepares for 'longest and toughest' horse race, Mongol Derby - Full Article

Kiah Radcliffe
05:00, Jun 25 2022

A journey across rugged, treeless Mongolian grassland on a semi-feral horse isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time.

But for Siobhan Ryan, it’s what she’s been preparing for the past three years.

Ryan has been selected to compete in this year’s Mongol Derby - aptly referred to as the longest and toughest horse race in the world.

Covering a total of 1000km over a maximum of ten days, Ryan is expected to do 160km a day, changing horses every 35km. She said the Derby has a 50% completion rate...

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