Not that we EVER doubted him for a second, the LEGEND that is Ryan Sandes, has not only just won the 83km La Advance Trail of the North Face Transgrancanaria, but he has also become the first person in history to win an ultra-marathon trail run on EVERY continent in the world.
Ryan’s official time for the 83km La Advance Transgrancanaria Race was 8hrs11min26sec.
Comment from Ryan Sandes on his latest win:
“Stoked!! An ultra win on every continent…dedicated to my gran. Gone 10years but not forgotten.”
My week in GranCanaria leading up to the race was awesome – I enjoyed meeting new people and running in some incredible places. I put a bit of pressure on myself leading up to the race as I wanted to start the season with a good result and try get a European victory. So I had a few nerves this morning before the race started but as soon as we started running things fell in place.
I felt comfortable for the first half of the race and then decided to up my pace a bit during the second half of it. I won’t lie the final 10km were quite tough and I was very happy to see the finish line. The race atmosphere and organisation was top class and I hope to be back. I was very happy with my run and think if I keep up the hard work the season ahead is going to be very exciting. Thanks to my support team for all your efforts and my dream givers who make this all possible.”