Live race coverage on KTVA 11, KTVA.com & GCI Ch. 1 begins at 10:30 am on July 4th.
The number of runners trying to make it into the annual Mount Marathon race by lottery is nearly double compared to 2015. By late Tuesday afternoon, 1,020 men, women and juniors had entered the lottery, according to the Seward Chamber of Commerce’s events coordinator GeNeil Flaherty. That number will likely change before the lottery submission […]
It was a record-breaking Fourth of July in Seward as Spaniard runner, Kilian Jornet, and his Swedish girlfriend, Emelie Forsberg, dominated the Alaskan race. This is the first time in the 100-year history of Mount Marathon that an Alaskan has not won — leaving some wondering about the future of the race and whether the […]
Try Ustream Pro! Kilian Jornet nabbed a record-breaking finish in the Mount Marathon men’s race with a time of 41 minutes, 48 seconds. The Spanish speedster beat the former record held by Eric Strabel by more than one minute. Strabel, who won back-to-back Mount Marathon races in 2013 and 2014, finished in fourth this […]
Emelie Forsberg finished with a record-breaking time in the 2015 Mount Marathon women’s race. With her time of 47 minutes, 48 seconds, the seasoned trail runner broke a 25-year-old record of 50 minutes, 30 seconds set by Nancy Pease. In her first women’s Mount Marathon race, Allie Ostrander finished second in 50 minutes, 28 seconds […]
Anchorage’s Luke Jager won the Juniors Mount Marathon Race with a time of 27 minutes, 39 seconds. The first girl to cross the finish line was Ninilchik’s Riana Boonstra. She finished 17th overall with a time of 32 minutes, 38 seconds. Junior Division Girls Riana Boonstra — 32:38 Molly Gellert — 34:00 Ruby Lindquist — 34:12 Hannah […]
The 100th running of Alaska’s Mount Marathon race takes place on Saturday, July 4, 2015. KTVA Channel 11 will have special coverage of the men’s race, beginning at 2:30 p.m. You can watch the race LIVE on TV or online at ktva.com/stream. Use this link to submit race day photos to be added to our […]
2015 Mount Marathon Race Day Schedule Junior Race – 9:30 a.m. (Boys and Girls) Women’s Race – 11:15 a.m. (Bibs 1-199) – 11:20 a.m. for second wave (Bibs 400 and up) Men’s Race – 3:00 p.m. (Bibs 1-199) – 3:05 p.m. for second wave (Bibs 400 and up) Extensive LIVE video coverage on KTVA Channel […]
Every year on the Fourth of July, hundreds of racers put their bodies through the grueling test of endurance that is Mount Marathon. Emily Carlson is racing for the first time this year and shows us what it takes to compete in this truly Alaskan race.
With two days to go until Mount Marathon in Seward, a former three-time junior champion said she’s just trying to keep calm and carry on. “I’m trying not to get nervous. I’m trying not to think about it,” said Denali Foldager. Race day is a different story though. “I’m very comfortable on the mountain, it’s […]
We introduce you to a family that is so into Mount Marathon the whole family, except one, competes in the July 4th event. And that one person who isn’t racing has a pretty good excuse.
Their romance started in Seward a few years ago before the famous Mount Marathon race. Together, they’ve overcome drug addiction, expectations and pressure — and come out on top. We continue our coverage of the 100th anniversary of Mount Marathon by introducing you to some race royalty. Watch the video above to hear the story […]
For Eric Strabel, three would be company. The Anchorage native is in search of a third consecutive Mount Marathon title and fourth overall this weekend in Seward. He feels positioned to do it. And the personal drive still burns. “It’s the challenge of it. I don’t think anyone is truly prepared for it,” Strabel said. “So everyone comes […]
As she prepares to take on one of Alaska’s most popular foot races, KTVA 11′s Emily Carlson takes a look at the colorful history of the Fourth of July Mount Marathon race in Seward. This year is the 100th anniversary of the running of Mount Marathon. The main event features a grueling 3,022-foot race to the […]
It’s beginning to look a lot like Mount Marathon. As the 88th running of the famed Alaskan event draws near, a city awaits. And prepares. “Everything is going along accordingly. The whole community is super committed to it,” said Kari McKahan, the events coordinator for Seward and the race. The 3,022-foot climb will go off […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]