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USACE People: Europe District engineer takes to Africa’s dunes

Hundreds of runners race through the Sahara Desert’s mountains and valleys during the second stage of the 25th annual Marathon Des Sables April 5, 2010. Achim Knacksterdt, chief of the Technical Engineering Section at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District, participated in the 243 km (151 mile), seven-day race, equivalent to running almost six regular marathons. Read about his experience at (Photo courtesy of Achim Knacksterdt)

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Taken on April 5, 2010