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Monday Aug 03 2015
By: Ike Dodson of the Auburn Journal
Potato Richardson rode into the Fast Fridays Arena to the roar of applause with his head held high and his equestrian helmet hoisted even higher.
The 72-year-old endurance riding icon of Greenwood finished the 2015 Tevis Cup, a 100-mile endurance ride, in 10 hours, five minutes Saturday evening to claim his third event victory and 22nd finishing buckle on the Western States Trail.
A little tired, but radiating with post-race enthusiasm, Potato took pride in the latest feat of his life’s greatest passion.
“It took dedication, staying focused on goals,” Potato said a few minutes after his finish. “I knew I had it about three miles back.
“It’s not over till you cross that line...”
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He finished Tevis in 10 hours?! At 1omiles per hour average?!. WOW! Did he fly or he finished at 10PM?
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