GENGHIS KHAN, MONGOLIAN HORSES, AND A RACE

  Photograph by Anya Campbell, The Mongol Derby,  The Adventurists

Photograph by Anya Campbell, The Mongol Derby, The Adventurists

You are likely familiar with endurance races, but did you know there is a 1,000 kilometer race that lasts nearly 10 days and is considered the longest equestrian race in the world? 

Ashleigh N. DeLuca of National Geographic writes, "Would-be competitors submit a written application and are interviewed by phone. There is a $13,122 (U.S.) race fee, which covers the cost of the horses, medical and veterinary support, GPS and tracking devices for each rider, interpreters, vehicles, and pre-race training."

Sound intriguing ? Read the full article, World's Toughest Horse Race Retraces Genghis Khan's Postal Route