American Zandy Mangold and German Angela Zaeh finished the Atacama crossing in style, winning every stage along the way to glory.
SHOWS: ATACAMA DESERT, CHILE (OCTOBER 5, 2017) (ICARUS SPORTS - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 1. VIEW OF ATACAMA DESERT 2. AERIAL VIEW OF COMPETITOR RUNNING THROUGH DESERT ATACAMA DESERT, CHILE (OCTOBER 6, 2017) (ICARUS SPORTS - ACCESS ALL) 3. VARIOUS OF AMERICAN RUNNER ZANDY MANGOLD (57) RUNNING DOWN SLOPE 4. WOMEN'S LEADER ANGELA ZAEH (99) OF GERMANY RUNNING PAST CAMERA 5. ATHLETE WALKING THROUGH DESERT 6. TIMELAPSE OF SUN GOING DOWN AT END OF STAGE FIVE ATACAMA DESERT, CHILE (OCTOBER 7, 2017) (ICARUS SPORTS - ACCESS ALL) 7. MANGOLD CROSSING FINISH LINE AT END OF FINAL STAGE (STAGE 6) TO CHEERS 8. MANGOLD BITING HIS WINNER'S MEDAL 9. MANGOLD POSING WITH SECOND PLACED DANNY SWITZYNCK FROM BELGIUM (RIGHT) AND THIRD PLACED BRIT BEN FOX (CENTRE) 10. ZEAH FINISHING RACE AS WOMEN'S WINNER 11. LEBANON'S KATHIA RACHED FINISHING IN SECOND 12. ITALY'S ITA MARZOTTO FINISHING THIRD 13. TOP THREE WOMEN CELEBRATING AT FINISH LINE STORY: American Zandy Mangold and German Angela Zaeh dominated the Atacama crossing from start to finish, winning the sixth and final stage on Saturday (October 7) following their wins of the first five stages. Mangold's winning time came in at 28 hours and 52 minutes, over an hour and a half ahead of second placed Danny Switzynck from Belgium. Zaeh was even more dominant in her field, clinching a winning time of 31 hours 9 minutes, nearly three hours quicker than second placed Kathia Rached from Lebanon. The competitors ran across the tough terrain of the world's driest desert for a week before the finish in San Pedro square. Final Top 5 for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2017: Men: 1. Zandy Mangold (USA) - 28 hrs 52 mins 2. Danny Switzynck (Belgium) - 30 hrs 35 mins 3. Ben Fox (UK) - 30 hrs 41 mins 4. Douglas Costa (Brazil) - 30 hrs 50 mins 5. Ian Malcolm (UK) - 33 hrs 27 mins Women: 1. Angela Zaeh (Germany) - 31 hrs 9 mins 2. Kathia Rached (Lebanon) - 34 hrs 7 mins 3. Ita Marzotto (Italy) - 36 hrs 6 mins 4. Linda Wilson (CAN) - 40 hrs 27 mins 5. Heather Jablonowski (CAN) - 40 hrs 44 min