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Anchorage’s Lars Arneson turns in a hot time in Alaska’s only winter mountain run

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: March 20
  • Published March 20

A string of runners descend Lazy Mountain during the Crazy Lazy mountain run near Palmer on Saturday, March 20, 2021. (Photo by Matt Tunseth)

Lars Arneson set a course record in Alaska’s only wintertime mountain run Saturday at Lazy Mountain.

On a calm and mostly sunny day, Arneson and Christy Marvin collected victories in the Crazy Lazy, a 7-mile run up and down 3,700-foot Lazy Mountain near Palmer.

Official times weren’t available, but Arneson said race officials told him he broke the course record of 1 hour, 1 minute, 44.5 seconds, set in 2017 by Allen Spangler.

Arneson’s watch time was 1:01:02.

“Conditions were very good,” he said by text. “The organizers worked hard and were able to pack down the new snow so the descent trail was in great shape.”

Marvin said she finished between 1:11:10 and 1:11:15. She was a couple minutes off her course record of 1:08:47.5, set in 2017.

Pyper Dixon and Ben Marvin finished second and third, respectively, in the men’s race. Meg Inokuma placed second and Julianne Dickerson was third in the women’s race.