Camel Race Guinness World Records

November 22, 2011 by staff 

Camel Race Guinness World Records, Inner Mongolia has set a new Guinness World Record for the largest ever camel race.

Five-hundred-and-fifty-five Bactrian camels gathered for the five kilometre race that lasted three hours.

To ensure the camels were in good shape for the race, participants started training their camels six months before the competition.

“Being a camel rider, I don’t have any fear. For one who can’t ride a camel, he will feel scared because he can’t keep good balance,” said Yilatu, a competitor in the race.

Yilatu was the first to cross the finish line with his camel.

Traditionally, camel races are hosted during gatherings, temple assemblies and weddings.

According to CCTV, a Guinness World Records representative announced the achievement, and handed a framed certificate to one of the camel riders.

The Bactrian camel, most known for its two humps, has been categorised as critically endangered and was added to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 2002.

There is estimated to be only 800 Bactrian camels in existence, and most are distributed in southwest Mongolia and northwest China.

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