Photos: Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon

Runners try to stay dry before the start of the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon at Bartlett High School on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
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Runners try to stay dry before the start of the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon at Bartlett High School on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
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Runners brave heavy rain in the 2014 Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
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David Kiplagat, left, leads the pack early in the 2014 Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Kiplagat won the marathon with a time of 2:32:11. His brother Paul Rottich, middle, was second with a time of 2:32:13, and his other brother Solomon Kandie, right, was third with a time of 2:32:24.
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Runners brave heavy rain in the 2014 Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
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Runners brave heavy rain in the 2014 Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
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David Kiplagat, left, and his brother Paul Rottich lead the race at the midpoint. Kiplagat won the marathon with a time of 2:32:11, and Rottich finished second with a time of 2:32:13.
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Jeff Young runs through Far North Bicentennial Park during the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Young finished fourth with a time of 2:48:07.
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A runner makes his way through Far North Bicentennial Park during the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
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Runners make their way through Far North Bicentennial Park during the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
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Brandyn Roth, left, and Rob Doss run down Campbell Airstrip Road during the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
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A runner makes his way through Far North Bicentennial Park during the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
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A runner makes his way through Far North Bicentennial Park during the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
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From left, Anna Campbell, Kaitlyn Bailly, and Grace Campbell cheer on runners at the South High School aid station near mile 17 during the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
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A member of the “Brunettes have more run” relay team makes her way past Goose Lake during the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
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Joe Ruble crosses Northern Lights Blvd during the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
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Emile and Todd Petersen cross the finish line after completing the Mayor’s Half Marathon on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
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Justine Whitman finishes the Mayor’s Half Marathon on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
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Linda Butler gets high-fives after finishing the Mayor’s Half Marathon on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
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Duncan Livingston gets high-fives after finishing the Mayor’s Half Marathon on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
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Craig Medred

Runners in Saturday's Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon found a reward at the finish line Saturday -- a beer garden at the west end of the Delaney Park Strip, where the 26.2-mile marathon concluded. Anchorage's oldest and biggest marathon started at 8 a.m. at Bartlett High School. About 4,400 people signed up this year, with about 1,000 in the marathon.