Hot Shoe Running Photo Page
Originally a simple metal bracket, the "hot shoe" is also called "accessory shoe" and has nothing to do with running. It is indeed a simple and convenient way to attach the flash unit to the photographic camera: You only need to slide the mounting foot of the flash into the hot shoe. What a great name and what a lucky coincidence for us. When we decided to open this webpage dedicated to the best running images, we could not choose a more appropriate title for it.
A snapshot of the "Deutschland Lauf" 2005 in Germany. Image © by Jürgen Ankenbrand
A runner taking a well-deserved shower during the "50 mile Grand Canyon double crossing" race.
Participants at the Special Olympics, in Southern California. Image © by Jürgen Ankenbrand
The Shadow of the Giants is a trail race held in California along the scenic historic trails through the Sierra National Forest. Image © by Jürgen Ankenbrand
The Pikes Peak Marathon begins at the base of Pikes Peak, in Colorado (Usa) and climbs over 7,700 feet (2347 meters) to the top of the peak (14,110 feet / 4300 meters). Image © by Jürgen Ankenbrand
The Marathon des Sables, a tough and hot race across the Sahara desert. Image © by Jürgen Ankenbrand
Participants at the Mt. Ausangate multi-day run in the Peruvian Andes. Image © by Jürgen Ankenbrand
Along the course of the Swiss Alpine Marathon in Davos, Switzerland. Image © by Jürgen Ankenbrand
Along the course of the Quad Dipsea, a 50 kilometer trail run out-and-back twice on the famed Dipsea Trail in California. Image © by Jürgen Ankenbrand
The Nanisivik 100km Run on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. Image © by Jürgen Ankenbrand
The Mt. Everest Marathon (Nepal) can't get any more spectacular than this. Image © by Jürgen Ankenbrand
The long wide open road at the Badwater Ultramarathon (Usa/Nevada). Image © by Jürgen Ankenbrand
Two runners at the foot of Mount Whitney during the Wild Wild West Marathon (Usa/California). Image © by Jürgen Ankenbrand
Participants in the Mud Run in Camp Pendelton (Usa/California). Image © by Jürgen Ankenbrand
Three runners in the fog at the Trans-Europe Foot Race in 2003. Image © by Jürgen Ankenbrand
Crossing a river during the Western States Trail Run in 2004. Image © by Jürgen Ankenbrand
Participants at the Western States Trail Run in 2004. Image © by Jürgen Ankenbrand
A wheelchair participant at the Trans-Europe Foot Race in 2003. Image © by Jürgen Ankenbrand
Jesper Olsen, running a 26,000 kilometers race around the world, on the California coast in April 2005. Image © by Jürgen Ankenbrand
About the photographer
Jürgen Ankenbrand has been an ultrarunner since 1987 and has run over 125 ultramarathons on seven continents, in exotic locations such as Mt. Everest, Antarctica, Sahara desert, Borneo, New Zealand, Peru, Cuba, South Africa, New Zealand and California's Death Valley. As a published writer and photographer Jürgen has traveled the world, combining his hobbies into a lifestyle, sharing his adventures and experiences with others via his writing and pictures in various publications. As a freelance photojournalist Jurgen has covered the TransEurope Footrace from Lisbon to Moscow, the inaugural Viking Raid multi-day race in Norway, and several other important running events. His website features many of his adventure, travel and running images.