Lightfoot wins Man V Horse race

Man triumphed over beast in the endurance run.

Wednesday 15th June 2022 4:00 pm
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Lightfoot by name and light-footed by nature, a 37-year-old man has come out on top of a gruelling race between man and beast.

Trail runner Ricky Lightfoot became only the third person to win the Powys-based Man v Horse race since it was first held in 1980.

The race, held in Llanwrytd Wells, is a legendary off-road challenge which pits humans against horses across a mult-terrain course. The epic 22.5 mile challenge returned on Saturday after a two-year break.

Lightfoot, who is from Cumbria, was the victor in a field of 1,000 runners and 50 horses with a time of 2 hours, 22 minutes and 23 seconds.

The last time a human beat a horse in the race was in 2007, and the first time was in 2004.

The jackpot prize for a runner who beats the first horse and rider starts at £500 and increases by £500 each year the event takes place until it is won.

Lightfoot took home the £3,500 prize, with the most recent prize pot accumulating since 2014.

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