Sandes smashes Sky Run record

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Mon 05 Nov '12

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Ryan Sandes

Ryan Sandes continued his impressive trail and ultra trail career with an incredible performance at the 2012 Salomon Sky Run in South Africa this weekend. The Salomon athlete broke the course record by 2 hours for a start!

Kelvin Trautman also delivered a highly atmospheric sets of shots from the 100k race, with Pure Adventures posting over 600 great images from the race on their Facebook page.

© Salomon Sky Run

Records tumbled this weekend at the 2012 Salomon Sky Run, despite gale force winds, hail and rain. Salomon International runner, Ryan Sandes won the 100km race in a new record of 12h36. He took an incredible 2 hours off the existing record of 14h56.

Defending champion, Bruce Arnett finished the race in second place, in a time of 14h46 and Ryno Griesel was third in 15h35. Landie Greyling took the Women’s Skyrun title on her maiden run, breaking the record with a time of 18:08.

The Salomon Skyrun is a true mountain running race traversing the Witteberg Mountain range – situated in the heart of South Africa – for 100km with an average altitude of 2500m. Athletes must be fully self sufficient and self-navigate their way on a completely unmarked route.

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Ryan Sandes at the 2012 Sky Run

Ryan commented:

“My first Salomon Skyrun done .. What an epic experience! Rain, hail, wind, thunder, hot, cold, strong winds….awesome fun day out in the office! I have had a fantastic year racing and am looking forward to bigger and even better things in 2013.”

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  1. Paul Petch - Auckland Photographer Nov 14, 08:55 AM

    Great effort Sandman! And a fabulous set of photos too. Got to love open spaces and Mother Nature putting on a show!!

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