Monday, November 01, 2010

The race of a lifetime - Full Article

Neptune's Mangalee preparing to ride in 630-mile Mongol Derby

By DAVID BIGGY • STAFF WRITER • October 30, 2010

For Sophia Mangalee, life's adventures are best made on the back of a horse.

And the adventure of a lifetime seems to be just around the corner.

"It's going to come up on me really fast,'' she said. "I'm just going to have to make sure I'm as prepared as I can be.''

Come next Aug. 6, Mangalee will learn whether or not her preparations have paid off, when she embarks on the longest horse race in the world … the Mongol Derby.

The 1,000-kilometer (630-mile) race across the steppes of Mongolia is a dream come true for Mangalee, who grew up with horses in Peshastin, Wash., and has been around and interacted with them ever since...

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