ultrafacts:The event started when local landlord Gordon Green…

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The event started when local landlord Gordon Green overheard a discussion between two men in his pub, the Neuadd Arms. One man suggested that over a significant distance across country, man was equal to any horse. Green decided that the challenge should be tested in full public view, and organised the first event.

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Sean Bean, Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd,…

Sean Bean, Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen and stunt double of John Rhys-Davies all have the word “nine”, in Tengwar (Elvish), tattooed on themselves to signify being companions in the Fellowship of the Ring. (source)

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