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Idaho man win's world's longest horse race in Mongolia

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Boise man win's world's longest horse race in Mongolia. (Photo courtesy Sarah Farnsworth/Mongol Derby)

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) — A 70-year-old man from Boise, Idaho is making huge strides and making lots of noise in the horse racing community.

Bob Long just became the oldest winner of the 1,000-kilometer Mongol Derby, the world's longest horse race on Thursday.

“It’s nothing – you just ride 650 miles. There’s nothing to it,” Bob in a news release. “I’ve only stayed overnight at one horse station; I’ve been staying with local families. They’re spectacular.”

Asked how it felt to be the oldest winner of the Derby, he replied dismissively: “Age is just a number.”



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