July Mongol Derby Day 10: That’s all, folks…until next week

And just like that, it's all over: each of the remaining glorious July 2022 Mongol Derby riders has crossed the finish line. It's time to party. We'll be back on 10 August, for this summer's bonus round of Derby action.

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July Mongol Derby Day 9: Coming in hot

Another 11 riders thunder across the finish line in a scorcher of a day, while the rest of the field are just one more night on the steppe away from completing the world's longest and toughest horse race.

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July Mongol Derby Day 8: Here come the girls

Girl power fuels a magnificent day's riding for Deirdre Griffith and Willemien Jooste to snatch the win in the July 2022 Mongol Derby, in an edge-of-your-seat rollercoaster of a day.

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July Mongol Derby Day 7: Battle of the sexes

It's boys v girls as the chaps in the lead cling to a narrow advantage over the trio of chicks in hot pursuit, dreaded penalties threaten to cause an upset for the leaderboard, and love is in the air on the steppe.

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July Mongol Derby Day 6: Run for the hills

The leaders' advantage dwindles in the face of consistently determined riding by the chasing pack, the hills throw everybody off, and pending penalties loom large over some of the frontrunners.

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July Mongol Derby Day 5: Hump day

Riders power through the mid-point of the race as gear and bodies begin to creak, the leaders retain their lead by a whisker in an intensifying game of cat and marmot, and a rogue camel commandeered by the crew proves a lucky mascot.

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July Mongol Derby Day 4: The eye of the storm

The heat breaks and the rains come down, two riders launch an attack to seize the lead overnight, the Mongolian bogs claim their first victims and CWA treats us to a steppe fashion show.

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July Mongol Derby Day 3: Golden hour

The leaderboard chops and changes as riders seek out the wildest horses to keep them in contention, and a precious extra hour of riding time makes all the difference for two competitors.

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July Mongol Derby Day 2: Who needs stirrups anyway?

An early lead is lost to a speedy chasing pack, a group of riders find themselves stirrup-less on the steppe, and delighted jockeys hatch plans to smuggle their steeds home.

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July Mongol Derby Day 1: A family affair

Two riders establish an early lead, family bonds survive to fight another day, we are treated to an impromptu masterclass in steppe rodeo riding and two Aussies stop off for a nice cool dip.

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July Mongol Derby Pre-Race: ‘Twas the night before kick-off…

Start camp survived, today is the day of reckoning for the riders of the July 2022 Mongol Derby.

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And so it begins…

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