Poland Woman One of 8 Taking Part in 620 Mile Race

Wild horses on federal land. (Bureau of Land Management)
Wild horses on federal land. (Bureau of Land Management)(KOTA)
Published: Aug. 7, 2017 at 7:21 AM EDT
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A 26 year old woman from Poland Maine is going to be one of just 8 Americans taking part in a 620 mile long horse race.

The Mongol Derby is considered the toughest horse race in the world.

According to the Sun Journal, Amanda Charlton Herbert will ride 28 semi-wild horses during the ride across Mongolia in a race, starting Wednesday.

The race is to recreate Genghis Khan's relay postal system from the 1200's.

The system was similar to the American Pony Express several centuries later.

Herbert said the race is both a test of her endurance as well as a test of her ability to read and work with different horses.