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The Last ’Desert’ Done and Dusted

The Last ’Desert’ Done and Dusted

01 March 2011 - The "Last Desert" done and dusted..   The last week has been an insane experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Antarctica. Yesterday was defiantly the highlight of the trip…...
Ryan makes history

Ryan makes history

01 March 2011 - Ryan Sandes has done the impossible and won the Final Desert Race in Antarctica - making him the first person EVER to win all four of the Desert Races. In fact we can go one better – not only ha...
Ryan’s Winning Streak Continues!

Ryan’s Winning Streak Continues!

01 March 2011 - Ryan Sandes is doing what he does best and has won stage 3 of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica. He has  a very healthy lead over the 2nd place competitor and says he is feeling good. Stage 3: ...
Ryan wins stage 1!

Ryan wins stage 1!

01 March 2011 - We were woken up yesterday at 4am to be told that Stage one was on hold due to really strong winds. This was not the news I wanted to hear as after 3 days on a boat I was starting to get serious 'cabi...
Waiting Around

Waiting Around

01 March 2011 - Stage 1: The stage finished approx 21:00 today. Ryan Sandes has about an hour lead on the nearest competitor completing nearly 90 kilometers today amid freezing temperatures. Most competitors complete...
Fifteen Hours to See How Far I Can Run

Fifteen Hours to See How Far I Can Run

01 March 2011 - So far life on the Antartic Dream has been good…I have done a lot of eating, sleeping and catching up with fellow competitors. The crossing has been relatively smooth – according to the sh...
On Our Way!

On Our Way!

01 March 2011 - It’s less than three hours until we finally head to Antarctica. I must say there are a few butterflies floating around my stomach this morning, but the adrenalin is pumping through me and I can&...
An Experience of a Liftetime

An Experience of a Liftetime

01 March 2011 - I am currently in the small city of Ushuaia, in Southern Argentina. I have not seen any penguins yet but it is COLD here.. All the training and prep work is done and now it is a waiting game. My mind ...
Ryan Sandes wins the Atacama Crossing 2010

Ryan Sandes wins the Atacama Crossing 2010

28 April 2010 - The Atacama Desert Wrap Up! I have just got back to the hotel in San Pedro….so good to shower and brush my teeth again – the fur on my teeth was getting outta control! I needed to run a ...
No stopping Ryan Sandes!

No stopping Ryan Sandes!

28 April 2010 - We had a staggered start today for the long stage of 76km, so the faster guys started at 10:30am just as it was getting really hot. The wait to start took forever and I had a few butterflies in my sto...
The Sandman is on a roll!

The Sandman is on a roll!

28 April 2010 - I woke up this morning with a few butterflies in my stomach as stage 4 heads straight through the infamous salt flats.. It was freezing cold again this morning....I don’t do the cold well so I ...