Ryan Sandes out of 100-miler

2013-05-30 17:02
Ryan Sandes (File)
Cape Town - In an unfortunate turn of events, ultra-marathon trail runner Ryan Sandes has had to withdraw from the Western States 100 miler being held in Squaw Valley, California next month.

“On a training run on Tuesday this week, I unfortunately rolled my ankle rather badly. The post-MRI diagnosis is a partial tear to one of the ligaments in my ankle. Although it's not a serious injury, and doctors expect me to be up and running again in about 4-6 weeks, I have had to make the tough decision of pulling out of the Western States 100 miler,” explained Sandes.

“I am really disappointed as my training has gone so well this year and I was so looking forward to racing the WS100 after my tummy bug mishap in Australia. After six years of mostly injury-free racing, I can't complain and will be back on the trails again soon!”

The next race on Ryan’s calendar will be the Run Rabbit Run 100 miler in Steamboat Springs, Colorado on September 13. This is the second year the 100 miler race will be run, alongside the usual 50 miler race, and has already drawn big names like Timothy Olsen, winner of the 2012 Western States 100 miler.

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