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Race Rookie

By KTVA Alaska 12:23 PM July 3, 2015

 
Update, July 4, 4 p.m.:
Emily completed her first Mount Marathon race. Out of 290 runners, she was the 164th competitor to cross the finish line with a time of one hour, 26 minutes and 25 seconds.

By text, Emily said she “feels great.”

Original Story:
Mount Marathon is called Alaska’s Olympics for a good reason. The race is just over three miles, but participants will tell you it feels like a marathon.

KTVA anchor and reporter Emily Carlson is racing for the first time this year. Emily has been training for the big race for months. She recently trained with veteran Clint McCool who gave her some inside tips. Rhonda McBride sat down with Emily before the race to hear about her training, her goals and insights of being a rookie racer.

On Frontiers, we take a look back at the history of the race and how it has evolved into an internationally known event.

Mount Marathon: A Look Back airs Sunday, July 5 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. on KTVA Channel 11. Frontiers is also simulcast on GCI Channel 1.

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