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Marvin, Arneson capture victories at Kal’s Knoya Ridge Run

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: May 25
  • Published May 25

Christy Marvin and Lars Arneson raced to decisive victories in Thursday evening's Kal's Knoya Ridge Run, with Marvin posting one of the fastest women's times ever in the all-uphill race.

Marvin and Arneson took titles on the Full Monty course, the most demanding of three distances offered.

Marvin finished in 1 hour, 8 minutes, 18 seconds, the third-fastest women's time in race history. She was 26 seconds off her 2016 record of 1:07:52.

Arneson topped the men in 1:01:54.

The race was first held in 2007, although the Full Monty was instituted later and has only been held six times.

Runners begin on the JBER tank trails and wind their way up Knoya Ridge. Full Monty runners climb 4,200 feet in nine kilometers (5.6 miles). Dome runners compete on the original course, which climbs 2,600 feet in 6.3 kilometers. Happy Trails runners climb 600 feet in 2.1 kilometers.

Marine Dusser and Michael Connelly set the pace in the Dome race, and Gareth Lecrone won the Happy Trails race.

The race is named after Kalgin Koch, who collapsed and died of cardiac complications just short of the finish line in the 2009 race. A fundraiser for the Tom Besh Foundation, it attracted nearly 300 runners.

Men's Full Monty (top 25)

1) Lars Arneson 1:01:54.0; 2) Eric Strabel 1:03:14.4; 3) Matt Novakovich 1:03:50.0; 4) Ben Marvin 1:05:02.0; 5) John Novak 1:05:27.0; 6) Peter Mamrol 1:05:37.0; 7) Lyon Kopsack 1:07:27.0; 8) Erik Johnson 1:08:22.0; 9) Brian Kirchner 1:09:09.0; 10) Ryan Beckett 1:09:28.0; 11) Jacob Kirk 1:10:05.0; 12) Mike Monterusso 1:10:51.0 13) Taylor Turney 1:10:57.0; 14) Conor Deal 1:11:08.0; 15) Charlie Prockhaw 1:12:00.0; 16) Christopher Kirk 1:13:01.0; 17) Craig Taylor 1:13:01.5; 18) Matt Callahan 1:13:39.0; 19) Barney Griffith 1:13:54.0; 20) Tom Bronga 1:14:09.0; 21) Isaac Bertscht 1:14:21.0; 22) Patrick Wolfe 1:14:40.0; 23) Mark Iverson 1:15:36.0; 24) Derek Nottingham 1:16:56.0; 25) Mark Brady 1:18:10.0.

Women's Full Monty

1) Christy Marvin 1:08:25; 2) Najeeby Quinn 1:13:13; 3) Denali Strabel 1:16:20; 4) Heather Edic 1:17:10; 5) Julianne Dickerson 1:17:30; 6) Lauren Fritz 1:20:02; 7) Kate Fitzgerald 1:24:33; 8) Aubrey Smith 1:24:39; 9) Annie Connelly 1:26:21; 10) Robin Beebee 1:27:52; 11) Alyse Loran 1:30:39; 12) Britta Brecheen 1:31:33; 13) Leslie Robbins 1:32:05; 14) Sadie Fox 1:32:10; 15) Tiffanie Bird 1:33:10.;16) Jane Sauer 1:34:02; 17) Wendy Sailors 1:34:27; 18) Karen Williams 1:37:51; 19) Lisa Keller 1:39:27; 20) Lena Palmer 1:42:23; 21) Jennifer Loofbourrow 1:42:40.

Men's Dome (top 15)

1) Michael Connelly 43:45; 2) Zanden McMullen 45:33; 3) Peter Hinds 45:55; 4) Kurtis Brumbaugh 45:58; 5) David Spencer 47:47; 6) Nat Herz 48:44; 7) Kevin Donley 49:24; 8) Galen Johnston 49:30; 9) Dante Petri 49:57; 10) Avi Johnson 50:14; 11) Jeff Levin 50:51; 12) Beck Haywood 51:19; 13) Ethan Howe 51:29; 14) Michael Bourdukofsky 51:37; 15) Westley Dahlgren 51:50.

Women's Dome (top 15)

1) Marine Dusser 46:01; 2) Allison Barnwell 49:45;3) Aubrey LeClair 50:05; 4) Meredith Noble 51:55; 5) Danelle Winn 53:24; 6) Holly Brooks 53:51; 7) Nora Matell 56:38; 8) Jordan Callahan 56:43; 9) Garvee Tobin 57:39; 10) Ivy Eski 57:52; 11) Kristina Eaton 57:53; 12) Kathryn Conway 58:32; 13) Susan Casey 59:07; 14) Alisa Kincaid 59:22; 15) Emily Evans 59:42.

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