On June 12, 2010, the annual Man versus Horse Marathon took place in Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, Wales. Three hundred runners took on 44 horses, and as usual, the winner was a horse. Sly Dai, ridden by Llinos Jones, came in at 2 hours, 7 minutes, and 4 seconds. The fastest human runner finished in 2 hours, 17 minutes, and 27 seconds.
The route of the race includes hilly farm tracks, forests, footpaths, and open moorland. In 1989, a cyclist beat the horses by three minutes. The first runner to beat the horses was Huw Lobb in 2004. He finished in 2 hours, 5 minutes, and 19 seconds and won the prize of £ 25,000 ($31,786.40 USD). Since then, only one other man has won the race: Florian Holzinger in 2007.
The runners are given a head start on the horses. The videos below show the runners start and the horses start.