11th to 12th
Man vs Horse Marathon
The Man versus Horse Marathon is an annual race between human and (mounted) equine contestants. It takes place in the Welsh town of Llanwrtyd Wells.
The event started in 1980, when local landlord Gordon Green overheard a discussion between two men in his pub, the Neuadd Arms. One man suggested that over a significant distance across country, man was equal to any horse. Green decided that the challenge should be tested in full public view, and organised the first event. However, no one beat the horses until in 2004, Huw Lobb finished in 2 hours 5 minutes and 19 seconds. Read More