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  • Mt. Marathon Race

    2 Europeans crush records in storied Alaskan Mount Marathon race

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 05, 11:59

    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 […]

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    WATCH: 2015 Mount Marathon men’s race

    by KTVA Sports on Jul 04, 16:59

    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 […]

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    WATCH: 2015 Mount Marathon women’s race

    by KTVA Sports on Jul 04, 13:44

      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 […]

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    Luke Jager, Riana Boonstra come out on top in Mount Marathon Juniors Race

    by KTVA Sports on Jul 04, 12:02

    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 […]

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    Photo Gallery: 2015 Mount Marathon Race

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jul 03, 11:07

    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 […]

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    Watch LIVE: 2015 Mt. Marathon Race

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 03, 9:49

      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 […]

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    KTVA’s Emily Carlson trains for her first Mount Marathon

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 03, 7:44

    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.  

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    Mount Marathon ‘princess’ ready to race

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 02, 9:06

    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 […]

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    For the Novakovichs, Mount Marathon is a family affair

    by Emily Carlson on Jul 02, 8:25

    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.

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    A Mount Marathon love story

    by Emily Carlson on Jul 01, 10:48

    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 […]

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    Mount Marathon: Charming third time?

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 30, 23:45

    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 […]

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    A look back at the history of Mount Marathon

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 29, 23:18

    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 […]

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    Mount Marathon preps underway

    by Dave Goldman on May 28, 8:05

    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 […]

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    Mt. Marathon – 2014 Women’s Race Video

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

      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 […]

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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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    Mount Marathon – 2014 Men’s Race Video

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 04, 18:19

      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 […]

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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 […]