15 - Trail Running with Ryan Sandes


  • Native of Cape Town, South Africa
  • First to win an ultramarathon on every continent
  • GoMulti Magazine - 2008 Trail Runner of the Year
  • Runner's World South Africa - Runner Hero from 2008-2012
  • 1st Place - 2014 Racing the Planet Madagascar
  • Won every race of the 4 deserts race series

We go into more Detail About

  • Ryan's first marathon and transition to longer races
  • How Ryan learned where the Gobi desert was located
  • What Ryan loves about running on trails
  • Self-supported footraces
  • Training for races in extreme heat
  • Embrace of the ultramarathon community
  • Converting from the metric system
  • Snakes, spiders, and sleeping in the canopy during jungle races
  • Ryan's upcoming races and adventures

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