2014 Marathon des Sables Photo Gallery

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A competitor visits the camels outside the bivouac.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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.

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