Jun. 23—The Whole Earth Man V Horse Race, over a 22.5-mile course in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales, was won by the aptly named Ricky Lightfoot, BBC.com reports.
When he crossed the finish line, Lightfoot had no idea he'd won, since the people and horses take different routes. Yet he came in two minutes ahead of 1,000 runners and 50 horses, telling CNN he was "chuffed to have won." He's only the third human to win since 1980; the last time was in 2007, and the first was in 2004.
"I thought I could give the horse a good race," he explained. And so he did. (Photo: Yen.com.gh)