In an unfortunate turn of events, ultra-marathon trail runner Ryan Sandes has sadly had to withdraw from the 2013 Western States 100 miler being held in Squaw Valley, California next month.
“On a training run on Tuesday afternoon 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 to 6 weeks, I have had to make the tough decision of pulling out of the Western States 100 miler,” explains Ryan. “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 6 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 the 13th of September 2013. This is the 2nd year the 100 miler race will be run, alongside the usual 50miler race, and has already drawn big names like Timothy Olsen, winner of the 2012 Western States 100miler.
Good luck Ryan!