On 6th-7th March, “Mongolian Camel-999” was held in the Dalanzadgad soum of Umnugovi Province. A total of 1115 were registered for the race of which 1108 reached the finishing line. The huge number of camels put the race into the Guinness World Records. The organizers said -“This is the result of the hardworking people of Gobi, who care for and protect their camel herds”.
Camel herders from the Govi-Altai, Govi-Sumber, Dornod, Dundgovi, Dornogovi, and Bayankhongor Provinces all participated in the “Mongolian Camel-999” race and played their part in updating the world record. The camel of B.Bayanmunkh took first place, B.Tumenbayar’s second, S.Erdene’s third, D.Aldarsaikhan’s fourth and T.Dashnamjil’s animal took fifth place. These camelmen were all from Umnugovi province.