Five riders race for the line, Mongol Derby 2010. (Photo: The Adventurists/Charles van Wyk)
Nineteen-year-old Lara Prior-Palmer decided that she wanted to spend her summer break a little differently. So she embarked on a 1,000 km horse race across Mongolia.
The Mongol Derby, which is the world's longest horse race, traces Genghis Khan's ancient postal route.
Prior-Palmer not only finished the race, she won it.
She recounts her experience to the BBC's Pooneh Ghoddoosi.
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