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Photos: 2017 Mount Marathon Race

  • Author: Loren Holmes
  • Updated: December 2, 2017
  • Published July 4, 2017
Allie Ostrander finished with the second fastest women’s time on Mount Marathon during the 2017 race in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
A plane flies over the top of the Mount Marathon course just before the women make the top of the mountain in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Allie Ostrander finished with the second fastest women’s time on Mount Marathon during the 2017 race in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Volunteer Zan Walsh holds the flag at the top of the Mount Marathon course just before the women make the top of the mountain in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
The view of Seward is partly obscured from the top of the Mount Marathon course just before the women make the top of the mountain in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Allie Ostrander finished with the second fastest women’s time on Mount Marathon during the 2017 race in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Two-time and defending champion Christy Marvin, 36, of Palmer, finished third in 52:22 for the women’s Mount Marathon race in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Allie Ostrander finished with the second fastest women’s time on Mount Marathon during the 2017 race in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Denali Foldager-Strabel leads a group of competitors to the top of the mountain in the women’s race during the Mount Marathon race in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Sheryl Loan of Eagle River has Jack Cooper’s name written on her leg. Cooper was killed by a black bear after racing in the Bird Ridge Run almost two weeks ago. Also clear in the image is a cloud of bugs around the runner during the 2017 Mount Marathon race in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Lauren Spinelli runs around the flag at the top of the mountain in the women’s race on Mount Marathon in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Hannah Booher heads down the mountain in the women’s race on Mount Marathon in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Competitors in the women’s race run towards the top of the mountain during the Mount Marathon race in Seward, July 4, 2017 as other runners head down. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Alejandra Legate leads a group of competitors down the mountain during the Mount Marathon race in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Binget Nilsson heads down the mountain in the women’s race on Mount Marathon in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Competitors in the women’s race run towards the top of the mountain during the Mount Marathon race in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Evie Bear leads a group of competitors in the women’s race run down the mountain during the Mount Marathon race in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Competitors in the women’s race run down the mountain during the Mount Marathon race in Seward, July 4, 2017. Seward and Resurrection Bay are in the background. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Jane Mulcahy of Jefferson, NY heads down the mountain in the women’s race on Mount Marathon in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Tracie Haan of Palmer, AK heads down the mountain in the women’s race on Mount Marathon in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Competitors in the women’s race head down the lower section of the mountain in the women’s race on Mount Marathon in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Competitors in the women’s race head down the lower section of the mountain in the women’s race on Mount Marathon in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Luke Jager nears the top of his race. Jager is the winner of the 2017 Mount Marathon junior’s race in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Luke Jager heads down the mountain after going around the halfway point. Jager is the winner of the 2017 Mount Marathon junior’s race in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Molly Gellert runs down the mountain after rounding the halfway point. Gellert is the girl’s winner of the 2017 Mount Marathon junior’s race in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Competitors go around the halfway point of the 2017 Mount Marathon junior’s race in Seward, July 4, 2017. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
The first wave of men start the 90th Mount Marathon race on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Seward. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Scott Patterson runs into the finish line of the 2017 Mount Marathon men’s race in Seward, July 4, 2017. His winning time was 44:30. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Conor Deal gets hosed off after finishing the 90th Mount Marathon race on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Seward. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Men run under a large American flag during the start the 90th Mount Marathon race on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Seward. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Jacob Kirk, left, and Chad Trammell sport bloody knees after finishing the Mount Marathon race on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Seward. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Men climb past the halfway point during the 90th Mount Marathon race on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Seward. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Christopher Kirk ran the Mount Marathon race with Jack Cooper’s name written on his arm, on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Seward. Cooper, 16, was running the Bird Ridge race this year when he was killed by a black bear during his descent. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Despite a bloody face, Derek Steele was smiling after he finished the Mount Marathon race on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Seward. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Chris Marchant finished the Mount Marathon race with a bloody and mud-covered back, on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Seward. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)
Matthew Waliszek hoses himself off after finishing the Mount Marathon race Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Seward. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)

The 2017 Mount Marathon races were run under cloudy skies and damp conditions. Allie Ostrander won the women's race with a record time and men's winner Scott Patterson beat his next competitor by nearly a minute. Junior race winners were both repeats – Luke Jager and Molly Gellert.