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Mount Marathon Race - Seward, Alaska

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Another great race of Alaska. The foot race is held every July 4th up and down the 3,022 foot peak of Mount Marathon, overlooking the Kenai Peninsula in the city of Seward Alaska. The race is a climb and descend on Mt. Marathon. It's a mile and a half up and a mile and a half down, complete with cliffs, waterfalls, and a wonderful view.

The first race was held in 1915 over a bet on who could climb the mountain the fastest. Claims were made that they could do it under an hour. Today the race is broken down into many different races. Mens, women's, juniors and teams. There is of 200 to 300 runners. Lottery drawing is used to pick participants. Participants come from all of the world to run in this race in Seward.


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