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  • Mt. Marathon Race

    Mt. Marathon Women’s Race Video

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 07, 17:44

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    After life-threatening fall, Matt Kenney takes on Mount Marathon again

    by Emily Carlson on Jul 04, 22:40

    The look of sheer determination on Matt Kenney’s face Friday said it all: I will summit Mount Marathon. “Perseverance, just to finish what I couldn’t start that day,” Kenney said. That day was July 4, 2012. He slipped and fell more than 30 feet on the mountain and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Doctors told […]

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    Strabel wins back-to-back Mount Marathons

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 04, 16:23

    For the second year in a row, Eric Strabel won the Mount Marathon men’s division. The Anchorage competitor completed the race in 44:46 — more than a minute before Matias Saari, who finished second with a time of 45:53 after taking fourth place last year. The race between Strabel and Matthew Novakovich, who finished third, was […]

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    Holly Brooks edges out Christy Marvin for Mt. Marathon win

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 04, 12:46

    Olympian Holly Brooks edged out the 2013 Mt. Marathon Women’s Race winner, Christy Marvin, by only two seconds to capture the 2014 title. Brooks, who won the women’s race in 2012 with a time of 51:53, finished this year’s race with a time of 52:49, while Marvin finished with a time of 52:51. Minutes separated Brooks and […]

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    Ostrander retains title in Mount Marathon junior race

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 04, 11:11

    Allison Ostrander shattered her own record Friday morning to take first place overall in the Mount Marathon junior division in 28:54. Hailing from Soldotna, the seasoned competitor beat her 2013 record by nearly three minutes and crossed the finish line less than a minute ahead of fellow junior racer Michael Marshall. Marshall, who finished in […]

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    Mount Marathon veteran stresses importance of knowing the terrain

    by Emily Carlson on Jul 03, 19:29

    It started as a bet between two sailors. Race 3,022 feet to the top of Mount Marathon and back down in an hour. The first attempt in 1908 was a failure. Today, hundreds do whatever it takes to survive the challenge. “We say if you get to the bottom and you’re not bleeding then you […]

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    Mt. Marathon: race day forecast

    by Brett Shepard on Jul 03, 11:38

    Friday’s forecast looks great for all of the Mt. Marathon races. Take the sunglasses and sunscreen with you to Seward. Offshore winds will initially be out of the north, causing a temperature spike early in the day. By start time of the women’s race, we should begin to see onshore winds coming off of the […]

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    Mt. Marathon Race – Full Video

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 03, 8:49

      Thanks for watching our live stream of the 2014 Mt. Marathon Race. Be sure to check out feature stories and race results on our special Mt. Marathon page.

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    Mount Marathon racers, officials focus on safety

    by Emily Carlson on Jul 03, 8:08

    Seward’s Mount Marathon competition is one of the oldest and most challenging foot races in the country. Most years, racers come away with injuries like scrapes and bruises. But two years ago, one man disappeared, and another suffered a serious brain injury. Now, race officials and elite runners alike are working to make sure everyone […]

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    For Olympian Holly Brooks, Mount Marathon is everything

    by Emily Carlson on Jul 01, 19:27

    On the Fourth of July, the town of Seward will be jammed with thousands of runners, mountain lovers and spectators who gather for the iconic Alaska race: Mount Marathon. This year’s women’s favorite is Olympian Holly Brooks. But the reason why the elite athlete climbs the mountain may surprise you. When you’re an Olympic athlete, […]

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    74-year-old Mount Marathon competitor races against time

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 01, 6:56

    Every Fourth of July weekend, thousands of people flood into Seward to see a 100-year-old bar bet play out on the town’s most famous mountain. The Mount Marathon Race started back in the early 1900s. Legend says two sailors made a bet that no man could run up and down the mountain in under an […]

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    Mount Marathon Race: “The Start”

    by John Thain on Jun 28, 16:46

    Mountain runner Clint McCool has run the Mount Marathon Race 18 times, achieving ten top-ten finishes.  He knows every step of this mountain, and tells us the challenges behind each section. In this episode, he tells us what it means to take “The Roots” or “The Cliffs.”

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    Mount Marathon Race: “The Climb”

    by John Thain on Jun 28, 16:40

    Mountain runner Clint McCool has run the Mount Marathon Race 18 times, achieving ten top-ten finishes.  He knows every step of this mountain, and tells us the challenges behind each section. In this episode, he tells us about what he considers to be the most difficult part of the race, “The Climb.”

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    Mount Marathon Race: “The Scree”

    by John Thain on Jun 28, 16:35

    Mountain runner Clint McCool has run the Mount Marathon Race 18 times, achieving ten top-ten finishes.  He knows every step of this mountain, and tells us the challenges behind each section. In this episode, he tells us how to handle the loose rocks of “The Scree.”

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    Mount Marathon Race: “The Gut”

    by John Thain on Jun 28, 16:30

    Mountain runner Clint McCool has run the Mount Marathon Race 18 times, achieving ten top-ten finishes.  He knows every step of this mountain, and tells us the challenges behind each section. In this episode, he tells us about the many dangers of “The Gut.”

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    Mount Marathon Race: “The Falls”

    by John Thain on Jun 28, 16:25

    Mountain runner Clint McCool has run the Mount Marathon Race 18 times, achieving ten top-ten finishes.  He knows every step of this mountain, and tells us the challenges behind each section. In this episode, he tells us how to safely maneuver the dangers of “The Falls.”