What it takes to conquer Mount Marathon

Alaska’s top trail runners are gearing up for one of the toughest challenges of the season: the Mount Marathon race in Seward. The course climbs- and then descends- an impossibly steep 3,000″ in just over three miles. But the extreme nature of the event hasn’t hurt participation – runners pay as much as one thousand dollars to compete.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage