SEWARD (KTUU) — With the ultimate mountain race just a day away, here's a look at what to expect from the 2018 Mt. Marathon race.
2018 Mt. Marathon Men’s Race
This year’s race features the return of 2016 champion David Norris, a cross-country skier for Alaska Pacific University, who is also the men’s race record holder with his 2016 finishing time of 41 minutes and 26 seconds.
Meanwhile, the 2017 champion and fellow APU skier Scott Patterson looks to be sitting this year's race out with a broken toe according to his social media.
Past champions competing in the men’s race include Eric Strabel, Matt Novakovich, Matias Saari, as well as Luke Jager, who will all compete in the men’s race after winning the boy's race in 2017.
Other notable competitors in this year's men’s race include Seavey Siblings Conway, a musician, and Dallas, a 4-time Iditarod champion.
2018 Mt. Marathon Women’s Race
Allie Ostrander is on the 2018 race roster, and will look to defend her 2017 winning in a time of 49 minutes 19 seconds.
All eyes will be on Ostrander as she continues to dominate NCAA Division I Track and Field, winning back-to-back Steeplechase national titles.
Other notable competitors competing in this year’s race include Olympic cross-country skier Holly Brooks (a two-time Mt. Marathon Champion), Christy Marvin, and Olympic cross-country skier Rosie Frankowski.
Race Schedule July 4th
- Juniors’ Race 9:00 a.m.
- Men’s Race 11:00 a.m. (First Wave)
- Women’s Race 2:00 p.m (First Wave)