• Mount Marathon

    2015: Emelie Forsberg reaches the high point of the race course. Forsberg set a new record, climbing up and down the 3,022-foot mountain in 47:47.

  • Marc Lester, photojournalist, Anchorage, Alaska

    2011: Runners take off from the start line in downtown Seward.

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    2006: William Andariase, 13, of Anchorage, tumbles down the scree slope after begining his descent from the turn-around in the junior race of Mount Marathon. He rose to his feet and continued down the slope.

  • ournalist, Anchorage, Alaska

    2006: Amber Sheffield-Burke leads a group of women’s Mount Marathon racers from the turnaround back down the mountain.

  • ournalist, Anchorage, Alaska

    Gabe Esposito follows another junior competitior through the brush on the Mount Marathon course.

  • ournalist, Anchorage, Alaska

    2007: Karolyn Knuepple reaches the summit of Mount Marathon during the women’s race.

  • ournalist, Anchorage, Alaska

    2007: A women’s Mount Marathon racer climbs toward the summit of the course.

  • ournalist, Anchorage, Alaska

    2012: Racers slide in the snow near the peak of the Mount Marathon race.

  • Mount Marathon

    2015: Nicole Lesko bounds down the mountain. About 350 racers competed in the women’s Mount Marathon event on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Emelie Forsberg set a new record, completing the course in 47:47.

  • ournalist, Anchorage, Alaska

    2002: Wendy Leseman leads a group of runners down the gully toward the base of Mount Marathon.

  • ournalist, Anchorage, Alaska

    2010: Todd Lowery approaches the finish line during the Mount Marathon men’s race.

  • Mount Marathon

    2015: A racer slides down a muddy section on a portion of the trail known as the switchbacks.

  • Mount Marathon

    2008: At the finish line of the Mount Marathon men’s race, Ryan Lewis proposes to Erika Dirks. She said yes. The couple met in school at the University of Idaho.

  • Mount Marathon

    2015: Kilian Jornet approaches the finish line on Fourth Avenue in Sward. Jornet set a new record, finishing the race in 41:48.

  • ournalist, Anchorage, Alaska

    2007: A women’s racer heads under a snow bridge that formed over the creek on the lower part of Mount Marathon.

  • Mount Marathon

    2015: Trevor Krezuar gets a rinse after the finish line of the Mount Marathon men’s race.