Long-distance runner Sandes bags dream title

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16 hours, 19 minutes and 37 seconds. Thats the time it took Ryan Sandes to complete the iconic Western States 100-miler. Thats an ultramarathon of slightly over 160 kilometers.

16 hours, 19 minutes and 37 seconds. Thats the time it took Ryan Sandes to complete the iconic Western States 100-miler. Thats an ultramarathon of slightly over 160 kilometers.

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16 hours, 19 minutes and 37 seconds. Thats the time it took Ryan Sandes to complete the iconic Western States 100-miler. Thats an ultramarathon of slightly over 160 kilometers.

16 hours, 19 minutes and 37 seconds. Thats the time it took Ryan Sandes to complete the iconic Western States 100-miler. Thats an ultramarathon of slightly over 160 kilometers.

JOHANNESBURG - Imagine running four marathons, back-to-back. That’s what ultra-marathon runner Ryan Sandes had to do to claim the 2017 Western States 100-miler title.

Reporter Amy Samuels chatted to the Capetonian on his return from California.