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Man versus Horse Marathon

Man has always pitted his wits and body against his fellow men, the animal kingdom and the natural world to demonstrate superior athleticism and mental strength. This is never more apparent than during Llanwrytd Wells' annual Man versus Horse Marathon.

Inspired by a conversation in his pub, in 1980 Gordon Green, landlord of the Neuadd Arms, overheard the claims of one of his patrons who professed that over a significant distance across country, man was the equal of any horse. Deciding this was a matter for a public challenge, the Man versus Horse Marathon was born.

The race has been run each year since, continually attaining new levels of entry and challenges. It took 25 years before a man finally beat a horse, when in 2004 Huw Lobb won in two hours and five minutes, finishing two minutes before the fastest horse.

The race is run over 22 miles of mixed and very hilly terrain, including farm tracks, bridle paths, forestry roads and open moorland. Up to 500 entrants compete each year.

Man versus Horse Marathon. Courtesy of Llanwrtyd Wells Tourist Information Centre

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When: Jun 2013 (annual)

Where: Llanwrtyd Wells

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Opening Hours: 11am

Address: Llanwrtyd Wells

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