Peshastin-native Sophia (McKee) Mangalee has completed 760 kilometers of the 1,000-km Mongol Derby horse race, according to her father, Charlie McKee.
She had a mishap with her horse, as reported on the Mongol Derby race website. Here’s what was reported on Thursday:
“Sofia Mangalee lost her horse today as she momentarily hopped off to tighten its girth. The horse pulled away suddenly and she had to walk around 7km to the nearest Urtuu (horse station) — the horse is currently being recovered. Sofia is therefore at Urtuu 16 tonight. All in a day’s drama out on the Steppe of the Mongol Derby — the longest, toughest horse race in the world.”
McKee, reached by email this morning, said his daughter has now reached Urtuu 19 of a total of 24, which means she has completed 760 kilometers. He said he no more information about the incident.
Mangalee, who is a marketing director at a racetrack in New Jersey, is one of 24 individuals from around the world competing in the endurance event.
McKee said he expects the winner to cross the finish line tomorrow.