The Quad Dipsea, a gruelling ultra marathon

The Quad Dipsea runs on the historic Dipsea running trail in Marin County, California. Runners soon climb 700 steps in Mill Valley and run up and down hills before a steep descent at Stinson Beach. Runners then repeat this three times where they finish back in Mill Valley after a hard 28 miles.

 

Brett Rivers reaches Cardiac Hill during the 28 mile 2013 Quad Dipsea. Rivers won the 2012 Quad Dipsea.

Brett Rivers reaches Cardiac Hill during the 28 mile 2013 Quad Dipsea. Rivers won the 2012 Quad Dipsea.

 

Mark Richtman leaves Cardiac Hill and heads down back to Old Mill Park in Mill Valley during the 2013 Quad Dipsea.

Mark Richtman leaves Cardiac Hill and heads down back to Old Mill Park in Mill Valley during the 2013 Quad Dipsea.

 

Volunteers wait for runners at Cardiac Hill, the highest point of the 28 mile Quad Dipsea ultra marathon.

Volunteers wait for runners at Cardiac Hill, the highest point of the 28 mile Quad Dipsea ultra marathon.

 

Teresa Walsh runs down the 700 steps leading down to Old Mill Park in Mill Valley during the Quad Dipsea on Saturday.

Teresa Walsh runs down the 700 steps leading down to Old Mill Park in Mill Valley during the Quad Dipsea on Saturday.

 

Dave Mackey of Boulder, Colorado finishes first in the 2013 Quad Dipsea. This was Mackey's first Quad Dipsea and he broke the previous record time by one minute.

Dave Mackey of Boulder, Colorado finishes first in the 2013 Quad Dipsea. This was Mackey’s first Quad Dipsea and he broke the previous record time by one minute.

 

Ariane Buser of Sausalio finishes first place in the women's category of the Quad Dipsea. This was the first Quad Dipsea for the winner, she usually participates in Ironman Triathlons.

Ariane Buser of Sausalio finishes first place in the women’s category of the Quad Dipsea. This was the first Quad Dipsea for the winner, she usually participates in Ironman Triathlons.

 

Brett Rivers shares a kiss with his wife after coming in second in the 2013 Quad Dipsea in Mill Valley, California.

Brett Rivers shares a kiss with his wife after coming in second in the 2013 Quad Dipsea in Mill Valley, California.

 

 

 

 

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