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Craig Egberink

As a young boy, Underberg dairy farmer Craig Egberink first began riding horses. Although he has competed in local endurance horse races, he decided to take his riding up a level when he entered the Mongol Derby, which he subsequently won. This race, which covers 1000km across the Mongolian steppe, allows riders 10 days to travel the 1000km distance, with only a pony (horses are swopped every 40km), GPS and five kilograms of essentials.

FEAT Jo’burg, 6 October 2011