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Day 6

Sophia Mangalee: Day 6 of the Derby

Fellow Mongol Derby rider, Sophia Mangalee, kept up a blog of her experiences during the Mongol Derby 2011 – it makes for a great read! Here’s her account of Day 6. You can find the original entries here. The calm before the storm Day six dawned glorious. After the preceding day’s rain, the valley was fresh, […]

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Flooded river Mongol Derby 2011

Sophia Mangalee: Day 5 of the Derby

Fellow Mongol Derby rider, Sophia Mangalee, kept up an incredible blog of her experiences during the Mongol Derby 2011. Here’s her account of Day 5. You can find the original entries here. Barely alive I recall day five as being barely alive. Cramps, diarrhea, fever, nausea all assaulted me as soon as I woke up. I […]

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Horse drinking water

Sophia Mangalee: Day 4 of the Derby

My fellow Mongol Derby rider, Sophia Mangalee, kept up an awesome blog of her experiences during the Mongol Derby 2011. Here’s her account of Day 4. You can find the original entries here. A handsome pinto I went with a handsome pinto (again), having had such spectacular luck thus far with skewbald ponies. And, the evening […]

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Mongol Derby Guinness World Record

Mongol Derby officially the longest horse race in the world

The Adventurists have just announced that it’s official – the Mongol Derby has achieved a Guinness World Record for being the longest horse race in the world! Here’s what The Adventurists had to say: “At last. We have our first World Record… and a mighty fine record it is too. Hanging proudly in Adventurists HQ, […]

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Paul Erskine | 1000km across Mongolia on horseback for charity

The Advertiser: 1000km across Mongolia on horseback for charity

            Published in The Advertiser, 06/05/2011   “GRAAFF-REINET – During August this year, Paul Erskine will ride the Mongol Derby – the longest horse race in the world, riding semi-wild Mongolian horses through wildest Asia – to raise money to feed orphaned children in South Africa. He has just completed […]

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