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Race Day in Kenya

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Team Nature Finishes One of World’s Toughest Races

Team Nature gathers before the start of the Safaricom Marathon, a fundraiser for community development and wildlife conservation in Kenya.

From left: Africa Director David Banks, Senior Advisor Jim Petterson and CEO Mark Tercek near the starting line at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

Ultrarunning legend and Team Nature leader Scott Jurek poses for a quick photo moments before the starting gun fires.

Ultramarathoner Scott Jurek (left) and TNC CEO Mark Tercek

Conservation Director Matt Brown

Northern Rangelands Trust game scouts look ready to guard (and help runners avoid) lions, cheetahs and rhinos.

Scott Jurek strides out on the longest and steepest downhill section of the Lewa race course.

Team Nature runner Alden Philbrick seems to be enjoying race day.

Aid stations are a welcome site along the hot, dusty course.

Conservation Director Matt Brown and Scott Jurek are all smiles as they tackle the course's steepest hill.

The challenging Lewa Wildlife Conservancy course rewards runners with amazing vistas.

We're pleased to report that no Team Nature members were harmed (or eaten) in the running of this race. Thank you, Team Nature, and everyone who helped us raise significant funds for communities and conservation!

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