Sandes has been chasing the title since 2012
Underdog Cat Bradley survives the snow and heat at 2017 Western States 100, shocking prognosticators.
The three-time Hardrock 100 champ bested the overall record by 45 minutes.
Three past champions and a host of talented challengers make this a drama to watch.
The women's team finished sixth. Both results were an improvement over last year.
The road-ultra star turned trail runner talks training, Western States prep and why she drinks beer during races.
The 33-year-old will be heading to the World Mountain Running Championships in July.
“When you thought of Angeles Crest, that’s who you thought of.”
The move seeks to address trail running’s lax doping controls.
The Spanish mountain runner was aiming to set a new fastest-known time on the mountain's north side.