THE world famous Man v Horse challenge has possibly broken new records - not for running, but for registration.

Registration opened on Saturday, January 5, and had sold out within 24 hours.

This year marks Man v Horse’s 40th event running and organiser, Green Events, is deliberating over what to do to celebrate its milestone year.

The competition which pits athletes against horses has become famous the world over and attracts competitors from as far afield as the United Sates of America and Asia.

Last year’s race was officially started in Llanwrtyd Wells by BBC newsreader and race competitor Sophie Raworth. More than 600 individual runners, including Olympian Iwan Thomas and 60 horses and riders took part.

Ronnie the horse won the 39th Man v Horse race after beating the fastest runner’s time by 23 seconds. Joe Dale, from London, completed the 23-mile course in two hours, 35 minutes and 12 seconds.

The runner who beats the first horse and rider could win this year’s prize money which now stands at £3,000.

The race takes place on Saturday, June 8.