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    Mount Marathon race field shaping up

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 05, 8:40

    The 3,022 foot rock awaits. There’s still snow on the ground, but July Fourth doesn’t seem that far away. Mount Marathon race organizers brought us closer to that summer classic — making the entries public for the 2017 competition in Seward. Last year’s men’s winner, David Norris, will be back to defend his title. As a 25-year-old […]

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    Interview: Palmer’s Christy Marvin on competition at Mount Marathon

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 12, 0:08

    Monday, July 4, 2016 would be Christy Marvin’s day. She picked up her second Mount Marathon championship in four years. After winning, she, her husband Ben and their kids escaped for a family excursion. When they returned, she stopped by the KTVA studio to discuss the victory over the field, including 21-year-old Norwegian sensation Yngvild […]

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    Photos: Moments of celebration at Mount Marathon’s ‘Victory Rock’

    by Jason Sear on Jul 05, 13:44

    Anyone who’s summited Mount Marathon knows: reaching the base, no matter how fast, is an accomplishment. After climbing 3,022 vertical feet, runners descended down through snow, rocks, roots and mud, finally reaching ‘Victory Rock’ at the base of the mountain. Under perfect weather conditions Monday, hundreds of runners completed the grueling feat. Here’s a collection […]

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    Results: Alaskans sweep Mount Marathon events

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 04, 10:29

    Last updated at 5:35 p.m. on Monday, July 4 Christy Marvin, 35, of Palmer, won the women’s race — making it a clean Alaska sweep in every category for the annual race. Marvin sprinted across the finish line in 51 minutes, 2 seconds surrounded by cheers from spectators in Seward. She was followed by Yngvild […]

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    Photos: Mount Marathon, as it happened

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 04, 9:32

    The annual Fourth of July Mount Marathon race kicked off at 9 a.m. Monday in Seward with the junior racers. Although the clouds hung low over the mountain, the rain held off and temperatures stuck in the 60s — the perfect weather for runners. The men were next on the mountain with the first wave […]

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    Watch Live: 2016 Mount Marathon Race

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 03, 19:55

        Live coverage of the Mount Marathon Race July 4, 2016 Men’s Race – 10:30 a.m. Women’s Race – 2:00 p.m. ___________________________________ View Mount Marathon Race Results ___________________________________ Live coverage will be available in the video player above and KTVA Channel 11 & GCI Channel 1. Complete coverage of the 2016 Mount Marathon Race

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    Snow on Mount Marathon peak could prove tricky for runners

    by Emily Carlson on Jul 03, 11:43

    In Seward, it was rainy the day before the Mount Marathon race, but there’s another weather condition that’s worrying many competitors. At the peak of the mountain, 3,022 feet above Seward, there’s a large snow field. Racers say they haven’t seen these conditions in at least 5 years. A lot of people were practicing the […]

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    Women in the prime time: The advantages of racing last

    by Emily Carlson on Jul 02, 17:53

    You could say it takes a certain craziness to hurl your body down a very steep mountain littered with hazards and unforgiving to mistakes. But 35-time Mount Marathon finishers Patti Foldager and Ellyn Brown say they’re not crazy, they’re in love. “I signed up like an hour before the race and I had no idea […]

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    The Birdman: The man, the myth, the crowd favorite at Mount Marathon

    by Emily Carlson on Jul 01, 21:52

    There’s a lot of characters that run the grueling, punishing and sometimes bloody slog up and down Mount Marathon. Some would say, you have to be a touch crazy to endure the 3,033 foot climb. However, the most popular racer may be the creature known as “The Birdman.” “Birdman is the guy who has his […]

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    From mushing to Mount Marathon: The Seavey family rivalry

    by Emily Carlson on Jul 01, 8:25

    Any time the Seavey family gathers, it somehow turns into a competition. They’re known for mushing, but this weekend, their focus is on Mount Marathon — and the youngest brother has been scheming for months. “I have a plan to take Dallas out of the race. He should recover from it within a few months. […]

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    Friendly rivalry fuels women to attempt to break Mount Marathon record

    by Emily Carlson on Jun 29, 22:45

    In Alaska, the mountain racing community is small. So when powerhouse Najeeby Quinn felt an unfamiliar stride creeping up on her during a race a few years ago, she was immediately intrigued. “She almost passed me and I held her off by a second and I was like, ‘who are you?’” she said. That was […]

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    Mount Marathon goes global, lottery entries double from 2015

    by Megan Edge on Mar 29, 19:24

    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 […]

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    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 […]