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KILITHON - Kilimanjaro Extreme Marathon is officially the highest starting marathon on Earth.

Rumbling of the drums, the smell of the African jungle and the drama at Kilimanjaro summit. Uncertainty at the top and the unrestrained joy during running down from the "Roof of Africa" - all this you can see in amazing photos, which is a record of an amazing challenge taken by a group of daredevils in December 2017.

A group of positive madmen, first in a murderously short time of five days, conquers the top of the holy mountain of Tanzania.
After a night spent at 5700 m above sea level they escape from the top of it, beating the distance of the marathon along the way.


Photos were taken during the marathon held at the highest altitude on Earth - 5.985 metres, that is +500 metres higher than the marathon on Mt. Everest. The route of the race covered Kilimanjaro National Park, and to begin the marathon, at competitors had to reach the highest mountain in Africa.


The race had started at Kilimanjaro Uhuru Peak, at the altitude of 5.985 metres. Until now, a marathon beginning in the highest place on Earth was Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon with the starting line at the altitude of 5.363 metres. Thus, the run from Kilimanjaro not only has the chance to take the title of the highest marathon on Earth away from it, but also officially apply for the first place in „Guinness World Records” in this category.


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camera: Maciek Jabłoński / F11
supported camera: Iwona El Tanbouli - Jabłońska / F11
gopro: Mikołaj Kowalski - Barysznikow, Maciej Pawlicki,
Michał Gawron

drone: Maciek Jabłoński / F11, Piotr Kędziora
edit & color: Maciek Jabłoński / F11
photos: Iwona El Tanbouli-Jablonska / F11, Piotr Dymus
production: Michał Gawron
music: Audio Network
media patronage: National Geographic Poland, ULTRA
medical support: Polish Medical Mission
project partners: The North Face, Canon Poland, GoPro
technical partners: Sferis, DJI

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