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Sophia Mangalee completes 600-plus-mile Mongol Derby

August 16, 2011     E-mail this page to a friend!

TRJ covergirl Sophia Managlee has completed the grueling 1000-km Mongol Derby.

Twenty-three world-class equestrians began the race on Saturday, August 6, Fifteen were still competitive at the end of the mega-distance, although all of the original 23 starters were healthy at the end of the competition.

Sophia finished the race among the top 15, crossing the finish on Sunday, August 14, with a sense of accomplishment and a lifetime of stories to share!

Here's a snapshot recap of the Derby, provided by derby coordinators The Adventurists:

"After a week of adventures, injuries and some of the toughest horse riding in the world, we have a winner. Craig Egberink of South Africa, who led the field for most of the race, has crossed the line in first place. In what turned out to be a nail-biting finish, Sanbayier, who had been catching up over the last few days of the Derby, crossed the line just 2 minutes later to claim second place."

(Note Click for the feature from the January 2011 issue.)