Aussie Olympic hero Rohan Browning races Lost And Running ahead of The Everest
Rohan Browning won Australia over with his stellar Olympic campaign this year and now he can add another line to his already impressive CV.
In the lead-up to The Everest, Australia’s richest horse race, Browning went head-to-head with racehorse Lost And Running at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse … and won.
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Lost And Running and jockey Hugh Bowman, best known as the man who rode Winx until her retirement in 2019, started the dash from the 220 metre mark. Browning started it 100 metres from the finish line.
Both had been timed to cover the distance in around 10 seconds, but in the end it was the sprinter who emerged victorious.
Browning said the race was “good fun” but admitted he had originally been nervous about the prospect of racing against the John O’Shea-trained gelding.
“It was something special, that’s for sure. It was definitely very different to anything I’ve ever done before,” Browning said of the race.
“I was little bit anxious and a bit nervous … (but) if you can run head-to-head against Hugh Bowman on a horse, then hopefully you can go to some international competition and not be too intimidated.
“It was good fun, I really enjoyed it.”
Browning, 23, became a household name competing at his first Olympics this year.
In the heats at the Tokyo Games, he ran a time of 10.01, which was the fastest 100 metre time ever recorded by an Australian at an Olympics.
Browning advanced to the semi-finals, where he placed third with a time of 10.26.
He missed out on becoming the first Australian in 65 years to qualify for the 100 metre Olympic finals by 0.001 second.
“I think I am Australia’s most pitied man right now … but I don’t want to be,” he said on social media at the time.
“Fractions of a sec are what separate people in this sport and that’s what makes it beautiful. Huge thank you to the amazing officials for giving up their time to make these games amazing. Go Aus.”
Originally published as Aussie Olympic hero Rohan Browning races Lost And Running ahead of The Everest
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