Coverage of the annual July 4 mountain races in Seward.
In the women’s race, Christy Marvin won her 3rd race while men’s champion David Norris is a 4-time winner.
One record did fall as Taylor Turney broke the downhill mark.
Marvin shared the victorious day with her son Coby, who won the boys junior title.
Full results for the men’s, women’s and both junior races.
McLaughlin’s time was 39 seconds faster than the previous record and more than five minutes better than any of her competitors on Monday.
Palmer’s Coby Marvin and Rose Conway of Anchorage won junior titles.
In recent years, finishing in the top 225 meant automatic entry in the next year’s race. Now automatic entry comes if you finish in the top half of your age group.
Taylor Turney, who placed 18th in the men’s race, zoomed down the mountain in 10 minutes, 1 second — the second-fastest known downhill time in race history.
A hot day in Seward.
Second in last year’s race, King returned determined to claim victory this time — and he did.
Hannah Lafleur won the women’s race in 53 minutes, 24 seconds; Max King won the men’s race in 43:39.
Lafleur, who works in Seward for a kayak adventure company, passed runner-up Christy Marvin to claim her first victory in the famous Fourth of July race.
Race winner Sebastian Sweda Mittelstadt said conditions on the mountain Thursday were the best he’s experienced this summer.
The Seward man plans to run Thursday’s Fourth of July race in Seward for the 50th consecutive year.
Warm, dry weather and smoke from the Swan Lake wildfire are conspiring to make the famous Fourth of July race in Seward tougher than usual.
Jessica Yeaton and seventh-place Rosie Frankowski, both 2018 Olympic skiers, provided plenty of drama in the women's race.
The 2016 champion won his second title in the punishing race up and down the 3,022-foot mountain near Seward, finishing in 42 minutes, 13 seconds.
Michael Connelly of Chugiak and Kendall Kramer of Fairbanks captured the junior titles Wednesday at the Mount Marathon Race.
Seward's 4th of July tradition, the Mount Marathon race, is a beast of a competition.
Matias Saari, the 2009 men's champion with ten top-10 finishes, offers his picks for Wednesday's senior races.
At the 2009 race, both race leaders -- Holly Brooks and Brent Knight -- were minutes from the finish line when they collapsed from the heat. Both were hospitalized.
Already a master of the uphill march, the Mount Marathon champ showed Tuesday that she's a downhill demon, as well.
Scott Patterson wins his first Mount Marathon Race and Allie Ostrander wins her first senior women's title to top Tuesday's results.
Several competitors had JACK or COOPER written on their bodies to honor the memory of the young runner who perished during a bear encounter during a Bird Ridge race last month.
The 2017 Mount Marathon races were run under cloudy skies and damp conditions.