YouTube videos, social media, word of mouth from elite Outside runners and specialized websites like, which covered Saturday’s race, have combined to broaden the awareness of Mount Marathon among mountain runners worldwide. 

Doyle Woody
Kilian Jornet of Spain and Emelie Forsberg of Sweden delivered record runs in the 88th Mount Marathon, and a slew of Alaskans clocked personal bests on the punishing race up and down the 3,022-foot peak in Seward on Saturday.Doyle Woody
Manager, league officials say not enough players showed up for tryouts.Matt Tunseth
Spanish mountain running superstar cuts more than a minute off the Mount Marathon course record, winning in 41 minutes, 48 seconds. Anchorage's Jim Shine was the top Alaskan in third place. Doyle Woody
The 28-year-old Swede clocked 47:48 to shatter Nancy Pease's 1990 record of 50:30. Six-time junior champion Allie Ostrander was second in 50:28 in her senior debut.Matt Tunseth
Fellow racers were incredulous at the record time -- 47 minutes, 48 seconds -- that Sweden's Emelie Forsberg posted. Doyle Woody
Both first-time junior champs, girls winner Riana Boonstra and boys winner Luke Jager, come from strong Mount Marathon stock. Boonstra's father was an Olympic skier. Doyle Woody
Complete results from the Mount Marathon races in Seward on Saturday, July 4, 2015
A $390,000 grant from the Mat-Su Health Foundation will allow the Mat-Su Borough to install LED lights on 2 1/2 miles of trail in the Government Peak Recreation Area near Hatcher Pass.Mike Campbell
Five men and one woman have made the triumphant journey from Mount Marathon junior champion to Mount Marathon senior champion.Alaska Dispatch News