NPR had a cool story about humans and their pathetic running speed versus other animals—except for long-distance races like the marathon.
To see long-distance running between two species put to the test, NPR’s Skunk Bear went to Wales to watch the Man vs. Horse Marathon—a 22-mile off-road race where humans take on horses (who start 15 minutes later to avoid start-line trampling). Past results have been mixed—humans have won some, horses have won some—so it’s always a dramatic day of running.
It’s a funny look at a quirky race—and the quirky attributes that separate humans from other animals.