Running Alaska’s Mount Marathon Race

Holly Brooks hugs fellow competitor Charlotte Edmondson before the 2014 Mount Marathon race. (Photo by Alexandra Guitierrez, APRN - Seward)
Holly Brooks hugs fellow competitor Charlotte Edmondson before the 2014 Mount Marathon race. (Photo by Alexandra Guitierrez, APRN – Seward)

The Mount Marathon race in Seward is the Super Bowl of Alaskan sports. Each July 4th, racers charge up Mount Marathon – a climb of more than 3,000 feet, and then descend in a matter of minutes in a burst of speed that can look like a controlled fall. A new documentary tells the story of the race through the perspective of several Mount Marathon legends.

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HOST: Annie Feidt

GUESTS:

  • Max Romey, filmmaker
  • Holly Brooks, two-time Mount Marathon champion
  • Najeeby Quinn, elite Mount Marathon racer
  • Callers statewide

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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mentary tells the story of the race through the perspective of several Mount Marathon legends.