Running Wild: Images from a Six-Day Stage Race Through Sri Lanka

Photographer Michael Hermsmeyer was on hand to document 4Deserts: Sri Lanka, a six-day self-supported stage race held from Feb. 15-21. Australian Joseph McCann was the overall winner, covering 155 miles in 28 hours, 17 minutes and 37 seconds, while American Ralph Crowley was second inĀ 29:48:21. Sandy Suckling of Australia was the women’s winner.

In all, 78 runners from more than 20 countries participated (for more information, check out

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