2013 Marathon des Sables Photo Gallery

Photographer Kirsten Kortebein provides the following photo gallery of the 2013 Marathon des Sables.

2013 Marathon des Sables - Katharine Heffer

“ACDC gets me through this.” – Katharine Heffer, Great Britain

2013 Marathon des Sables - Meghan Hicks - finish line win

Female champion Meghan Hicks (USA) celebrates at the finish line.

2013 Marathon des Sables - Miguel Capo - Carlos Sa - Mohamad Ahansal - Aziz El Akad

Four of the top men’s racers – (left-to-right) Miguel Capo, Carlos Sa, Mohamad Ahansal, and Aziz El Akad – run in their typical “pack” formation during Stage 3.

2013 Marathon des Sables - Mustapha Ait Amar

Mustapha Ait Amar of Morocco prepares couscous as a final meal during the pre-race “acclimatization” day.

2013 Marathon des Sables - Rory Coleman toe nail polish

Rory Coleman of Great Britain sports international toenails during the Marathon des Sables.

2013 Marathon des Sables - Samir Akhdar

“When the weather is good, your morale is good. And when your morale is good, you are strong.” – Samir Akhdar, Morocco

2013 Marathon des Sables - Stage 3 - nap

Taking advantage of the rest tents provided, a runner naps at a checkpoint during the third stage.

2013 Marathon des Sables - Stage 3 - rocky dune

Runners scale a rocky dune during the marathon’s third stage.

2013 Marathon des Sables - Stage 4 - dune field

Runners navigate a dune field during the fourth and longest stage of the MdS.

2013 Marathon des Sables - Stage 4 - Mohamed Lahna

Mohamed Lahna enters a checkpoint during Stage Four. Lahna is a Moroccan paratriathlete.

2013 Marathon des Sables - Stage 4 - road book

A runner examines her roadbook while cooking dinner during Stage Four, the race’s longest stage. After her meal, she still had 30 km to go to complete the course.

2013 Marathon des Sables - Stage 5 - Carlos Medina

USA’s Carlos Medina uses words of encouragement as motivation during the fifth and final stage of the 2013 Marathon des Sables.

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