Prometheus Sponsor The Mongol Derby
Prometheus Medical is delighted to be sponsoring The Mongol Derby for the third year running. The Mongol Derby is the world’s longest endurance horse race, created by The Adventurists, who are “fighting to make the world less boring”. 25 riders embark on a 1000km multi-horse race, making their way across the mighty Mongolian wilderness, replicating the network of Chinggis Khann’s postal system. 1000 semi-wild Mongolian horses are gathered and trained from local nomadic herding families and breeders, who all reside along the 1000km track. There is a succession of horse stations every 40km or so, which are dotted through the hills and steppe and will be used for the riders to change horse and rejuvenate themselves with food, water and a place to sleep. The race begins on the 6th August and lasts for 10 full days, ending on the 16th August.
Due to the nature of such a dangerous and unpredictable event, Prometheus have provided the Mongol Derby with all their medical back-up including two medical mobile units, filled with kit, satellite phones and trackers and three highly qualified doctors; Dr Abi Taylor, Dr Catherine Mangham and Dr Pete Dewing. The tenacious doctors will be shadowing the 24 riders, albeit in the ‘luxury’ of a four wheeled vehicle, every step of the way. They will be camping along with the rest of the participants, remaining ever ready to respond to any medical emergencies that may arise. The doctors will be keeping a blog of the event, which will be posted on the Prometheus website on their return to the UK. If the other years are anything to go by it will be quite the read!