All three of the traditional Mount Marathon races featured a bit of drama and a lot of sweat and grit. For the first time in the junior race's history, a girl beat out all other competitors to take the overall winner's title. Allie Ostrander passed Michael Marshall on the street portion of the race coming into the finish. Holly Brooks edged out last year's champion Christy Marvin by a couple of seconds. Eric Strabel comfortably won the men's race. Seward, Alaska always celebrates the Fourth of July with the Mount Marathon races at the center of the events.
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