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2013 Mount Marathon

Gregory Lincoln of Bethel makes the descent in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Tor Christopherson makes his way up the hill in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Barney Griffith of Anchorage makes the climb in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Miles Knotek of Moose Pass makes his way up hill in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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John Novak of Anchorage heads up hill in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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William Ross of Anchorage climbs in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Harlow Robinson makes the climb in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Runners make their way up hill in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Solomon D'Amico and Josh Thomas of Seward make the climb in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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John Klein leads David Apperson, who acknowledges friends, as they make the climb in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Karl Romig of Cooper Landing and Timothy Blake of Anchorage climb in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Andy Duenow of Anchorage make a colorful climb in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Runners make their way up hill in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Wylie Mangelsdorf of Palmer heads down hill in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Benjamin Ward and A William Stoll head down hill in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Rory Egelus of Palmer races down hill in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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A runner gets airborne heading down hill in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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A runner accelerates down the mountain in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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John Klein of Anchorage hits the scree in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Peter McEnaney of Eagle River makes the descent in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Lance Kopsack of Palmer heads down hill in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Thomas Coolidge, 62, of Anchorage sets an age-group record in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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A runner blows past hikers while taking a less-traveled path down hill in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Alec Kay heads down hill in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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John Browne of Palmer is pursued as he makes the descent in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Edward Hartman of Seward descends a gully in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Turner Rodgers of Anchorage shares a smile on the descent in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Jens Bombeck of Eagle River leads runners out of a gully in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Russell Storjohann of Anthem, Az. makes the descent in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Glen Anderson of Seward and Peter Adams of Anchorage descend in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Bennett Lee leads runners down a chute in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Andrew Lessig of Anchorage makes the descent in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Vandaz Madison of Anchorage passes remnants of winter in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Aubrey Smith of Seward gives up a place or two as she greets her hometown fans while finishing the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Tara Swanson of Seward head up hill in the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Lauren Bassler of Anchorage begins her climb in the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Amy Hollon of Anchorage makes the climb in the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Racers make their way up the mountain in the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Greta Anderson of Anchorage finishes the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Judy Kanady of Anchorage finishes the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Lauren Spinelli of Anchorage finishes the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Arianne Massengale of Anchorage finishes the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Erin Hamilton of Anchorage leads Kate Backstrum of Anchorage to the finish in the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Jennifer Uriarte of Seward leads several runners to the finish in the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Former Alaskan and 1992 Winter Olympian Sue Forbes of Kaunakakai, Hi. finishes the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Justine Pechuzal of Seward receives a hug after finishing the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Liz Novakovich of Anchorage strides off the rocks at the base of the mountain. Mount Marathon 2013 racing kicked off with the juniors race on Thursday morning, July 4, 2013, in Seward, Alaska. Racers aged 7-17 climb halfway up the mountain before returning to the finish line downtown.
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Janet Ponder-Sutphin heads up hill in the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Runners recover after finishing the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Heidi Booher of Chugiak near the bottom of the mountain. Mount Marathon 2013 racing kicked off with the juniors race on Thursday morning, July 4, 2013, in Seward, Alaska. Racers aged 7-17 climb halfway up the mountain before returning to the finish line downtown.
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Runners recover after finishing the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Justine Pechuzal of Seward receives a low high five after finishing the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Rebecca Mamrol of Anchorage begins the climb in the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Margaret Griffin of Soldotna begins the climb in the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Christy Marvin of Palmer leads racers through the trees en route to winning the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Allison Barnwell of Seward heads up the mountain in the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Valerie Mays of Eagle River begins her climb in the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Jacob Lestina of Eagle River seems pleased to be off the mountain and heading for pavement. Mount Marathon 2013 racing kicked off with the juniors race on Thursday morning, July 4, 2013, in Seward, Alaska. Racers aged 7-17 climb halfway up the mountain before returning to the finish line downtown.
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Michelle Wilson of Anchorage makes the climb in the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Jocelyn Kopsack of Palmer slides over rocks at the bottom of the mountain. Mount Marathon 2013 racing kicked off with the juniors race on Thursday morning, July 4, 2013, in Seward, Alaska. Racers aged 7-17 climb halfway up the mountain before returning to the finish line downtown.
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Juniors head for pavement after reaching the base of the mountain. Mount Marathon 2013 racing kicked off with the juniors race on Thursday morning, July 4, 2013, in Seward, Alaska. Racers aged 7-17 climb halfway up the mountain before returning to the finish line downtown.
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Hannah Booher of Chugiak arrives at the bottom of the mountain. Mount Marathon 2013 racing kicked off with the juniors race on Thursday morning, July 4, 2013, in Seward, Alaska. Racers aged 7-17 climb halfway up the mountain before returning to the finish line downtown.
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Shane Piscoya-Shellabarger of Anchorage flies over rocks at the base of the mountain. Mount Marathon 2013 racing kicked off with the juniors race on Thursday morning, July 4, 2013, in Seward, Alaska. Racers aged 7-17 climb halfway up the mountain before returning to the finish line downtown.
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Christopher Kingsland of Seward, left, and Brooke Estes of Moose Pass head for pavement and the finish line. Mount Marathon 2013 racing kicked off with the juniors race on Thursday morning, July 4, 2013, in Seward, Alaska. Racers aged 7-17 climb halfway up the mountain before returning to the finish line downtown.
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Josh Novakovich, right, Kayla Rowe and Heidi Booher scramble across the last few rocks as they reach the base of the mountain. Mount Marathon 2013 racing kicked off with the juniors race on Thursday morning, July 4, 2013, in Seward, Alaska. Racers aged 7-17 climb halfway up the mountain before returning to the finish line downtown.
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Ruby Lindquist of Moose Pass jumps off a rock at the base of the mountain. Mount Marathon 2013 racing kicked off with the juniors race on Thursday morning, July 4, 2013, in Seward, Alaska. Racers aged 7-17 climb halfway up the mountain before returning to the finish line downtown.
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Cheyenne Applegate of Anchorage nears the bottom of the mountain. Mount Marathon 2013 racing kicked off with the juniors race on Thursday morning, July 4, 2013, in Seward, Alaska. Racers aged 7-17 climb halfway up the mountain before returning to the finish line downtown.
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Megan Pitzman of Homer heads for pavement after reaching the base of the mountain. Mount Marathon 2013 racing kicked off with the juniors race on Thursday morning, July 4, 2013, in Seward, Alaska. Racers aged 7-17 climb halfway up the mountain before returning to the finish line downtown.
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Hannah Seidl of Anchorage heads for the finish line after descending the mountain. Mount Marathon 2013 racing kicked off with the juniors race on Thursday morning, July 4, 2013, in Seward, Alaska. Racers aged 7-17 climb halfway up the mountain before returning to the finish line downtown.
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Jared Hawkins of Palmer heads for the finish. Mount Marathon 2013 racing kicked off with the juniors race on Thursday morning, July 4, 2013, in Seward, Alaska. Racers aged 7-17 climb halfway up the mountain before returning to the finish line downtown.
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Ava Harren of Anchorage heads for the finish line after descending the mountain. Mount Marathon 2013 racing kicked off with the juniors race on Thursday morning, July 4, 2013, in Seward, Alaska. Racers aged 7-17 climb halfway up the mountain before returning to the finish line downtown.
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Denali Foldager of Seward runs to ninth place in the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Runners get under way as they head through town and approach the climb in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Robert Forgit of Anchorage leads some runners down a scree chute in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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A fan monitors the women descending the slopes in the Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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A bear wishes runners good luck at the Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Defending champion Matt Novakovich of Anchorage cramped up and struggled to eleventh place in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Karl Wing of Anchorage carefully makes his way down the scree in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Lauren Fritz of Eagle River claims fourth place in the women's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Racers make the climb in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Racers slowly make the climb in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Matias Saari heads downhill to claim fourth place in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Karl Mechtenberg of Seward heads down the screein the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Joshua Allely of Anchorage leads Josiah Martin of Kenai through some brush on the downhill stretch in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Ian Autrey of Anchorage takes a road less traveled, framed by wildflowers as he cuts over to the far right from the path taken by most runners in the descent portion of the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Michael Squires of Anchorage leads Steven Isaacs of Anchorage, left, and other runners down a scree path towards the waterfall chute in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Connor Vincent of Phoenix, Az. watches his footing while descending the scree slope in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Scott Babos of Anchorage keeps his balance on the descent in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Challenger Rickey Gates was first off the top of the mountain, but was overtaken by winner Eric Strabel and finished second in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Brent Knight reacts to cheers from friends as he makes the climb in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward. He went on the place fifth.
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Eric Strabel screams down the scree, clocking a downhill run of 10 minutes 36 seconds en route to setting a new race record of 42 minutes 55 seconds in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Eric Strabel, visiting challenger Rickey Gates and Wylie Mangelsdorf ascend the mountain in their eventual order of finish in the men's Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Aubrey Smith, of Seward, climbs the muddy trail on the lower portion of Mount Marathon on Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward. 23
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Wendy Sailors climbs a muddy trail through the trees during the women's Mount Marathon race on Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Judy Kanady, center, and other racer's in the women'sMount Marathon race climb through the trees on Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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ERIK HILL / Anchorage Daily News Fourth place finisher Lauren Fritz rests after finishing the Mount Marathon race on Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Christy Marvin hugs her husband, Ben, after winning the women's Mount Marathon race on Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Ellyn Brown crosses the finish line in the women's Mount Marathon race on Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Christy Marvin of Palmer wins her debut Mount Marathon women's race in 53 minutes and 20 seconds Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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Amber St. Amand, left, of Seward and Jasmine Hatton of Anchorage make their way up the course in style at the Mount Marathon race Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Seward.
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