Blood, Sweat, and Wild Steeds: Inside the Longest, Toughest Horse Race on Earth – ABC News

10 Nov

Think you have what it takes to finish the longest, toughest, most outrageous horse race on earth? The Mongol Derby is a bone-crushing sprint through more than 600 miles of rugged Mongolian Steppe. Thirty competitors from all around the world raced through hailstorms, downpours and oppressive heat in August all on the backs of 800 wild Mongol horses. Only 18 made it to the finish line.

This year was the race’s fifth installment and for the first time, two young women were locked in battle for first place — an unlikely rivalry that ended with a shocking twist.

Read the rest of the story and watch the video -> Blood, Sweat, and Wild Steeds: Inside the Longest, Toughest Horse Race on Earth – ABC News.

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