Unusual Assignment: Documenting an Extreme Sports Expedition for The North Face

March 6, 2014

By David Walker

© Tom Robertson

Ultra-marathoners Mike Wolfe and Hal Koerner congratulate each other at the end of their record-breaking 210-mile run along the John Muir Trail in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. Click on the Photo Gallery link below to see more images.

For Tom Robertson, landing a social media assignment from The North Face to photograph two ultra-marathoners attempting a record-breaking run was the easy part. Delivering the pictures was another story. “I knew I would have to be in pretty good shape,” says Robertson, who got almost no sleep over three days as he leapfrogged the runners for 210 miles along...

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