Ryan Sandes is a South African ultra-runner who is the first person to win all four of the 4 Deserts ultramarathons. That means that he is really, really good at running long distance in inhospitable environments. One of those environments that has eluded him is the Fish River Canyon in southern Namibia. The canyon is the second longest in the world and the landscape is challenging for anyone to cross, let alone someone trying to run it. Sandes returned to the canyon to attempt to cover 84km (52 miles) in five days, which doesn’t seem like a lot for an endurance runner. But when you get a look at the wonderfully crafted video below you’ll understand just exactly what he dealing with. The canyon is a beautiful, yet very difficult place.
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