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70-Year-Old Man Wins 1,000-Kilometer Horse Race in Mongolia

Each year, Mr. Morgan said, he spends months plotting the route, enlisting 300 to 400 Mongolian hunting families to work the race and about 1,500 horses to carry contestants across high passes, huge valleys, wooded hills, river crossings, wetland, dunes and open steppe in extreme temperatures.

It costs about $13,700 to enter, which includes a custom-made saddle, access to a medical response team and veterinarians to care for the horses, among other expenses.

“We’ve had older riders before and they’ve struggled for various reasons,” Mr. Morgan said in an interview on Tuesday. This…

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