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Matt Kenney ready for Mt. Marathon

Matt Kenney ascends the Peak 2 trail with dogs Jackson and Rubye, on leash, during a training outing on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in the Chugach Mountains.
Erik Hill
Matt Kenney sports a tattoo he recently acquired he says means "Accomplish everything without fear" as he ascends the Peak 2 trail during a training outing on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in the Chugach Mountains. Kenney is preparing for his return to the Mount Marathon race in Seward after suffering serious injuries in a fall from a cliff there in the 2012 race.
Erik Hill
Matt Kenney updates wife Gretchen on his progress as he ascends the Peak 2 trail during a training outing on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in the Chugach Mountains.
Erik Hill
Matt Kenney pauses for a moment while ascending the Peak 2 trail with dogs Jackson, right, and Rubye during a training outing on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in the Chugach Mountains.
Erik Hill
Matt Kenney pauses during a training outing on the Peak 2 trail Thursday, June 26, 2014, in the Chugach Mountains. Kenney is preparing for his return to the Mount Marathon race in Seward after suffering serious injuries in a fall from a cliff there in the 2012 race.
Erik Hill
Matt Kenney descends the Peak 2 trail while untangling the leash for dog Rubye during a training outing on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in the Chugach Mountains. Kenney is preparing for his return to the Mount Marathon race in Seward after suffering serious injuries in a fall from a cliff there in the 2012 race.
Erik Hill
Matt Kenney descends the Peak 2 trail with dogs Jackson, left, and Rubye during a training outing on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in the Chugach Mountains. The backside of Flattop is in the background.
Erik Hill
His license plate describes his passion for peaks as Matt Kenney unlocks his truck following a training outing on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in the Chugach Mountains. Kenney had hiked the Peak 2 trail with dogs Rubye, left, and Jackson.
Erik Hill
Matt Kenney ascends the Peak 2 trail with dogs Jackson and Rubye, on leash, during a training outing on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in the Chugach Mountains.
Erik Hill
Matt Kenney sports a tattoo he recently acquired he says means "Accomplish everything without fear" as he ascends the Peak 2 trail during a training outing on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in the Chugach Mountains. Kenney is preparing for his return to the Mount Marathon race in Seward after suffering serious injuries in a fall from a cliff there in the 2012 race.
Erik Hill
Matt Kenney updates wife Gretchen on his progress as he ascends the Peak 2 trail during a training outing on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in the Chugach Mountains.
Erik Hill
Matt Kenney pauses for a moment while ascending the Peak 2 trail with dogs Jackson, right, and Rubye during a training outing on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in the Chugach Mountains.
Erik Hill
Matt Kenney pauses during a training outing on the Peak 2 trail Thursday, June 26, 2014, in the Chugach Mountains. Kenney is preparing for his return to the Mount Marathon race in Seward after suffering serious injuries in a fall from a cliff there in the 2012 race.
Erik Hill
Matt Kenney descends the Peak 2 trail while untangling the leash for dog Rubye during a training outing on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in the Chugach Mountains. Kenney is preparing for his return to the Mount Marathon race in Seward after suffering serious injuries in a fall from a cliff there in the 2012 race.
Erik Hill
Matt Kenney descends the Peak 2 trail with dogs Jackson, left, and Rubye during a training outing on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in the Chugach Mountains. The backside of Flattop is in the background.
Erik Hill
His license plate describes his passion for peaks as Matt Kenney unlocks his truck following a training outing on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in the Chugach Mountains. Kenney had hiked the Peak 2 trail with dogs Rubye, left, and Jackson.
Erik Hill
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