2018 Trail World Championships Photo Gallery

A photo gallery from the 2018 Trail World Championships by photographer Kirsten Kortebein.

By on May 15, 2018 | Comments

[Editor’s Note: Photographer Kirsten Kortebein created these images at the 2018 Trail World Championships. Enjoy! To learn more about what happened at the Trail World Championships, read our in-depth results article. All photos: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein. Reuse without permission is not permitted.]

The men of Brazil prepare for the start of the 2018 Trail World Championships on the Universitat Jaume I track in Castellón de la Plana, Spain before sunrise on Saturday morning. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

Portugal’s Hélio Fumo in a quiet moment ahead of the race. After finishing inside the top 10 in 2017, Hélio dropped from the race this year. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

El Rey, Spain’s Luis Alberto Hernando, finds a moment of focus ahead of his journey toward becoming the three-time Trail World Champion. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

The ridge-top village of Useres, located about 30 kilometers into the 2018 Trail World Championships, wakes up on Saturday morning. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

Spain’s Gemma Arenas runs through Useres. She would go on to finish in fourth place and help the women of Team Spain secure the team gold medal. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

Villagers watch Eva Sperger, of Germany, stride through town. Eva had a strong race and finished 17th. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

Poland’s Paulina Wywłoka flashes a smile on her way to finishing the 2018 Trail World Championships in 60th place. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

Outside the village of Vistabella, located at 62 kilometers into the Trail World Championships, the USA’s Zach Miller puts his head down and pushes. After leading the race for more than 60k, he relinquished the lead and ultimately finished eighth, citing dehydration at the finish line. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

Team Great Britain’s Jon Albon ran smart from start to finish to take fourth and help the men win a team silver medal. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

Spain’s Cristofer Clemente has his eye on the prize. He finished second for the second year in a row and aided the Spanish men in their team gold-medal effort. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

Hands on knees, local Laia Cañes gives it her all outside of Vistabella at 62 kilometers into the race. Her friends celebrated wildly with her at the finish, after she took second. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

After winning the 2018 Trail World Championships, Luis Alberto Hernando lifts his son, Martin, into the air. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

The men of Great Britain at the finish of the Trail World Championships have much to celebrate in their silver-medal performance. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

The Netherlands’s Ragna Debats looks happy and relieved after her dominant win of the 2018 Trail World Championships. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

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.