Seawolves dominate in Anchorage Mayor's Marathon
UAA athletes dominated the Mayor's Marathon and Half-Marathon on Saturday.
Former Seawolf Paul Rottich crossed the finish line first at Delaney Park Strip with a time of 2 hours, 27 minutes and 19 seconds, nearly 22 minutes ahead of the second place finisher.
This is Rottich's fourth win in the last five years. He's also the second person to win the race four times, according to UAA Athletics.
"Today's race was really great, the course is really good, a little tough, but, manageable. The spectators were really awesome," Rottich said.
Meanwhile, national champion Caroline Kurgat took home the women's and overall half-marathon title in record time. She finished in 1 hour, 13 minutes and 51 seconds, shaving nearly five minutes off the old women's course record.
"It was tough, but I just kept my determination. I just got off from my outdoor season, I'm still fit for it, so, I was just going to go for it," she said.
Kurgat received $300 for the win and an extra $1,000 for the record.
Overall, five current and former UAA athletes won races. The women's marathon title went to former UAA skier Marine Dusser.
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