Man vs. Horse Marathon
For years and years, the question of who is the superior marathon runner, “Man or Horse?” went unanswered. It wasn’t until a magical night in 1980, at a pub in a small Welsh town, when a conversation between two drunkards spawned one of the greatest race competitions in modern times. Held annually in Llanwrtyd Wells, dozens of competitors—both homosapien and equestrian—negotiate a 22-mile course of rough terrain. While cyclists are also allowed to participate, the only result that matters in this race (which is technically too short to be a marathon) is whether hoof or foot crosses the finish line first. And in its 32 years of existence, only twice has a human competitor come out victorious (in 2004 and 2007).