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Horse triumphs in wacky race
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Around 300 competitors are taking part in the race
Two legs have failed to beat four in one of the most unusual races in the sporting calendar.

The 26th annual Man versus Horse marathon held on Saturday in Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, was won by a horse.

There had been hopes of a human victory - as happened last year when Londoner Huw Lobb became the first man to win.

Around 300 runners from across the world took part in the 22-mile marathon, racing against 30 horses.

Each year the race attracts competitors from all over the world, including Canada and Australia, UK, and Europe.

Throughout the race the runners try to out run the horses over marsh, mountain, and bog.

Organiser Gordon Green guessed correctly that a horse will cross the finishing line first this year.

"If it's not too hot, one of the horses will win," he said, before the race.

Four legs beat two again
07 Jun 03 |  Wales

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