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Sandes wins Racing the Planet

2011-11-26 12:52
Ryan Sandes (Zandy Mangold -
Cape Town - South African trail runner has won Racing The Planet Nepal after winning the sixth stage, with his nearest opponent more than two hours behind.

Sandes won in a time of 24:16:19.

The 6th and final stage began at 8:00 on Saturday with competitors boarding small boats to paddle across Begnas Lake, a 45 minute trip on the tranquil waters. Competitors then finished the final 13 km of the race, with 130 metres of elevation.

After being rowed across Begnas Lake to the startline, the final 13km stage of the race kicked off at 9:10.

Sandes was the first person to cross the finish line at 10:09, winning the entire race by over 2 hours in total.

Stefano Gregoretti came in just 3 minutes behind Sandes and takes 2nd place overall.

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