A close friend of mine is going to be riding in the Mongol Derby , the longest and hardest horse race in the world. Competitors will ride semi-wild Mongolian horses for 10 days and 1000 kilometers through extremely rugged conditions and the likelihood of violent sand storms. What’s another word for a sandstorm? A haboob.
In addition to the adventure, the Mongol Derby is all about raising money for the rider’s charity of choice. My friend’s charity choice is the Wounded Warriors Project, an organization that provides programs and services to severely injured service members during the time between active duty and transition to civilian life.