2016 The North Face 50 Mile Photo Gallery

[Editor’s Note: Photographer Kirsten Kortebein captured these images of the 2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships. Please enjoy! All photos: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein and reuse without permission is not permitted.]

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships - Night

Lacing ’em up for the 5 a.m. start in California’s Marin Headlands. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships - Moises Jimenez Start

The watch says Chile’s Moisés Jiménez has 10 more minutes to warm up before go time. Moises would finish 32nd overall. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships - iRunFar Start

iRunFar’s Meghan Hicks sends news to the trail running world by satellite from the remote start line. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships - iRunFar Start

Firing off into the early morning, the start of the 2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships - Dimitris Theodorakakos mile 19

Greece’s Dimitris Theodorakakos runs away from the sunrise at mile 19 and toward a sixth-place finish. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships - David Laney and Paddy O'Leary mile 19

David Laney (left) and Paddy O’Leary climb high in the Headlands. The pair would finish third and ninth, respectively. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships - Mile 19

Sun seekers on The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships course. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships - Zach Miller mile 32

Zach Miller still hammering hard at mile 32. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships - Ida Nilsson mile 32

Ida Nilsson enjoys herself at just over 50k into the race. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships - Magda Boulet mile 32

Magda Boulet and a high-five tunnel at mile 32. Magda would run on to second place. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships - mile 32

A runner delivers a few special ear scratches mid-race. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships - Zach Miller finish 1

Zach Miller battled all the way to the line for his win of the 2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships - Zach Miller finish 2

Remember this. Zach Miller, 2016 TNF 50 Mile champion. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships - Hayden Hawks finish

An exhausted Hayden Hawks is helped by Zach Miller. Hayden and Zach dueled all day before Hayden finished second and two minutes back in his debut 50 miler. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships - David Laney finish

A moment of reflection for third-place David Laney just after finishing. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships - Jorge Maravilla finish

Jorge Maravilla celebrates with his son, Joaquin, after his fourth-place finish for the second year in a row. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships - Ida Nilsson finish

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Champion Ida Nilsson looks within following her finish. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships - Ruth Croft finish

Third-place Ruth Croft manages a little smile amidst telling stories of pain at the finish line. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships - Clare Gallagher finish

Clare Gallagher show us how much these particular 50 miles hurt after her fifth-place finish. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

2016 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships - Stephanie Howe Violett finish

Stephanie Howe Violett’s ninth-place finish was an emotional one following a year of injury. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

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  1. mike

    great photos! Missing one video of Mr. Miller WWF wrestling Mr. Hawks at the finish though … take it easy on the competition Mr. Miller

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