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Ryan Sandes

Ryan Nicholas Sandes

Nickname: 'Hedgie'

South African Trail Runner


Born in Cape Town

Ryan Sandes is a South African trail runner. In 2010 he became the first competitor to have won all four of the Four Deserts races, each a 6/7-day, 250 kilometre self-supported footrace through the Atacama Desert in Chile, the Gobi Desert in China, the Sahara Desert in Egypt, and lastly Antarctica. In 2011 he won the Otter Trail Run in a record time of four hours and 38 minutes.


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Educational history

Secondary

South African College Schools

Tertiary

University of Cape Town

BSc - Construction Studies

University of Cape Town

Honours Degree - Quantity Surveying

Achievements

Awards

Best Man Competition 2010 Young Guns Category Winner

Men’s Health Magazine

Running Hero of 2010

Runners World South Africa

Running Hero of 2009

Runners World South Africa

Adventurer of the Year runner up | 2008

OutThere Magazine

Running Hero of 2008

Runners World South Africa

Trail Runner of the year | 2008

GoMulti Magazine

Competitive Accomplishments

First | 4 Deserts | 2010

First | The Last Desert (Antarctica) | 2010

Third | Gore-Tex TransAlps Race | 2010

First | Atacama Crossing (Chile) | 2010

First | Jungle Marathon | 2009

Second | Namibia Desert Race | 2009

First | Sahara Race (Egypt) | 2008

First | Gobi March (China) | 2008

First | Hout Bay Triple Trouble Marathon | 2010

First | Hi-Tec Puffer Ultra Marathon | 2010

First | 4 Peaks Trail Run

First | Hout Bay Trail Challenge | 2010

Placed 1st in Team Category, set new course record.

First | Salomon Featherbed Trail Challenge | 2010

Placed 1st in morning and evening race.

First | Salomon Night run | 2009

First | Hout Bay Trail Challenge | 2009

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