The finish of the Spartathlon in Sparta, Greece, where runners have to to uch the statue of King Leonidas. Britain's John McCarthy (one of the original three to run the course in 1982) is greeted by the Mayor of Sparta and his assistants. McCarthy finshed 20th in 34:14.
Scenes from the Volcano Wilderness Marathon. Near mile 2 a series of steam vents envelope the runners; the aid station at mile 9 is well into the Ka'u Desert. The huge (and, honestly, rather uninspiring) Mauna Loa rises to 13,000 feet in the background, 10, 000 feet above the desert, (Photos: Boone Morrison)