2014 Marathon des Sables Photo Gallery

A photo gallery from the 2014 Marathon des Sables.

By on April 20, 2014 | Comments
In wrapping up our coverage of the 2014 Marathon des Sables, photographer and iRunFar’s field correspondent Kirsten Kortebein provides the following photo gallery from the race.
2014 Marathon des Sables - Salameh Al Aqra, Michaël Gras, and Damien Gras

Jordan’s Salameh Al Aqra and French twins Michaël and Damien Gras tackle the race’s first dune field during Stage 1.

2014 Marathon des Sables - Mohamad Ahansal in Erg Chebbi

Morocco’s Mohamad Ahansal splits from the pack to navigate his way through the dunes alone during Stage 1.

2014 Marathon des Sables - Rachid El Morabity and Mohamad Ahansal Stage 1

Moroccan Rachid El Morabity, winner of the 2014 MdS, comes in just ahead of Mohamad Ahansal for the Stage 1 win.

2014 Marathon des Sables- Runners in Erg Chebbi

Competitors trek through the dunes at Erg Chebbi, the largest in Morocco.

2014 Marathon des Sables - Nikki Kimball in sand dunes

Women’s champion Nikki Kimball runs through one of this year’s many dune fields.

2014 Marathon des Sables - Karim Mosta and kids

Morocco’s Karim Mosta high fives a group of local children during Stage 2.

2014 Marathon des Sables - camel and runner

A competitor visits the camels outside the bivouac.

2014 Marathon des Sables - runners in Doc Trotters

Competitors having work done on their feet in the medical tent.

2014 Marathon des Sables - cooking fire

A runner prepares his dinner during his first night in the bivouac.

2014 Marathon des Sables - runners and wind-blown sand

A group of ‘abandons’ heads back to Ouarzazate after Stage 2; there were over 50 retirements after just the first and second stages of this year’s MdS.

2014 Marathon des Sables - elite runners from helicopter

A pack of the race’s elite led by the U.K.’s Danny Kendall sets off across the plains during Stage 4.

2014 Marathon des Sables - British competitor

A British competitor high fives another at the top of a jebel during the long Stage 4.

2014 Marathon des Sables - Doc Trotters tent

Doc Trotters, the race’s medical team, work late into the night.

2014 Marathon des Sables - shoes

Jordan’s Salameh Al Aqra shows Morocco’s Mohamad Ahansal what Stage 4 did to the sole of his shoe.

2014 Marathon des Sales - Nikki Kimball and Laurence Klein at the finish

Nikki Kimball (left) and Laurence Klein at the finish line of the race’s final stage.

2014 Marathon des Sables - runner at finish line

A runner after kissing the ground at the Marathon des Sables’s final finish line.

Want to know more? Get up to speed on this year’s race with our full 2014 Marathon des Sables results article.

Kirsten Kortebein
Kirsten Kortebein is a freelance photojournalist. Along with contributing to iRunFar, she also shoots for Outside Magazine, Runner's World Magazine, and NPR. To see more of her work, visit her website.