Ryan Sandes

Age
35 Years
Gender
Male  
Country
South Africa  
City
Cape Town  
Grade
Professional  
Representation
Freelance
Hair Colour
Brown  
Eye Colour
Brown  
Shoe Size
9  
Height
180 cm  
Weight
70 kg  
Race  
Caucasian

Talents

Sports Athletics Climbing Cycling Swimming

Description

Name : Ryan Nicholas Sandes

Nick Names : Hedgie

Born : 10th March 1982, Cape Town

School : South African College Schools (S.A.C.S.)

Sports Played : Cricket (Junior School) Rugby (2000 1st Xv), Water polo

Degree : Bsc Construction Sudies and Honours in Quantity Surveying (University of Cape Town)

Occupation : Trail Runner

Hobbies : Mountain Biking, Paddling, Surfing and Trail Running

Spare time : Hanging on he beach, going for drinks and a party with friends, going on road trips and traveling.

Favorite Food : Bresola pizza or Steak .. sometimes Calamari

Dislikes : Dishonesty

Favorite movie : Snatch

Favorite Band : Red Hot Chili Peppers

International Races:

2008 Gobi March (China) – 1st (www.4deserts.com)

2008 Sahara Race (Egypt) – 1st (www.4deserts.com)

2009 Namibia Desert Race – 2nd (www.4deserts.com)

2009 Jungle Marathon – 1st in new record (www.junglemarathon.com)

2010 Atacama Crossing (Chile) – 1st in new record (www.4deserts.com)

2010 Gore-Tex TransAlps Race – 3rd in mixed pairs (www.transalpine-run.com)

2010 The Last Desert (Antarctica) – 1st (www.4deserts.com)

2010 4 DESERT CHAMPION AND ONLY COMPETITOR TO WIN EVERY STAGE OF EACH OF THE 4 DESERT RACES (www.4deserts.com)

2011 The North Face 100 Australia – 3rd

2011 The Salomon Zugspitz Ultra – 4th

2011 Leadville 100 Mile Trail Run – 1st in 3rd fastest time in history

2011 Racing the Planet Nepal – 1st Place (www.4deserts.com)

2012 Vibram Hong Kong 100km Ultra – 1st in new record

2012 The North Face 100 Australia – 1st

2012 Western States 100 Miler USA – 2nd in 2nd fastest time in history

2012 Fish River Canyon Trail – 6h 57min ( record time )

2013 The North Face TransGranCanaria 83km – 1st

2013 Only person to have won an ultra trail race on every continent

2013 The North Face 100 Australia – DNF (Stomach virus)

2013 Leadville 100 miler – DNF (back injury)

2013 Patagonian International Marathon 63km – 1st

2013 The North Face San Fran 50 miler – 9th

2014 The North Face TransGranCanaria 125km – 1st

2014 The Drakensberg Grand Traverse 209km – 41hours 49min (record time)

2014 The Ultra Trail Mount Fuji – 2nd

2014 Western States 100 Miler USA – 5th

2014 Racing the Planet Madagascar – 1st  (www.4deserts.com)

2014 Ultra Trail World Tour – 2nd overall

2015 TransVulcania – DNF

2015 Western States – Did not Start (Gastro Virus)

2015 Red Bull 400 – 12th (400m sprint up a ski jump)

 

Local South African Races:

2009 Hout Bay Trail Challenge (placed 1st new record)

2009 Salomon Night run (placed 1st)

2010 Salomon Featherbed Trail Challenge (placed 1st in morning and evening race)

2010 Hout Bay Trail Challenge (placed 1st in Team Category, set new course record)

2010 4 Peaks Trail Run (Placed 1st, set new course record)

2010 Hi-Tec Puffer Ultra Marathon (placed 1st, set new course record)

2010 Hout Bay Triple Trouble Marathon (placed 1st, set new course record)

2011 Fisherman’s Trail Challenge (Placed 1st, set new course record)

2011 Table Mountain Trail Challenge (Placed 1st in team category)

2011 Otter Trail Run ( Placed 1st, set new course record)

2012 Salomon Skyrun (Placed 1st, set new course record)

2012 Red Bull Lion Heart (Placed 3rd) www.redbulllionheart.com

2013 Crazy Store Table Mountain Challenge ( Placed 1st)

2013 Red Bull Lion Heart – 4th

2015 Table Mountain Crossing FKT 2:02:13  www.redbull.co.za/FKT

Awards Won:

GoMulti Magazine – 2008 Trail Runner of the year

Runners World South Africa – Running Hero of 2008

OutThere Magazine -2008 Adventurer of the Year runner up.

Runners World South Africa – Running Hero of 2009

Runners World South Africa – Running Hero of 2010

Men’s Health Magazine – Best Man Competition 2010 Young Guns Category Winner

Runners World South Africa – One of the running Hero’s of 2011

Runners World South Africa – One of the running Hero’s of 2012

Western Cape Ministerial Commendation Award 2013

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