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Video: The Wild and Crazy Mount Marathon Race in Seward, Alaska

Posted on the 18 July 2018 by Kungfujedi @Kungfujedi
It may not be particularly long, but you'll be hard pressed to find a race that is more challenging and grueling than Mount Marathon, held on an annual basis in Seward, Alaska. The run started as a challenge between two friends to see who could get to the top of the 3022-foot (921-meter) Mount Marathon, which sits just outside of town. The entire run is only 3 miles, but as you'll see in the clip below, they are some of the toughest 3 miles you'll ever run. Going up is really hard, coming back down is another animal altogether. I had the benefit of being in Seward for this run a few years back, and it is a sight to behold.

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