Seward’s Hannah Lafleur runs to victory Thursday, July 4, 2019, in the women’s Mount Marathon Race in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Seward’s Hannah Lafleur runs to victory Thursday, July 4, 2019, in the women’s Mount Marathon Race in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Lafleur’s women’s title leads peninsula surge on Mount Marathon

King takes men’s title; smoke cancels junior race

In 2015, as the shock of what world-class mountain runners Emelie Forsberg and Kilian Jornet had done to the Mount Marathon Race records hung in the air like the gently falling mist, questions began to emerge.

Was this the end of Mount Marathon as we know it? Would it soon be a championship thick with the world’s best mountain athletes, altering the unique and rich local flavor that had been building since the first race up and down the 3,022-foot mountain that overlooks Seward on July 4, 1915?

Professional runner Rickey Gates was responsible for bringing the record smashers to Alaska. What did he have to say for himself?

“I think it’s super important for the race to maintain his integrity,” Gates told KTVA after his second-place finish. “I think it’s a small town race first and an international competition second.”

Never was Gates more right than Thursday in a hot Seward hazy from Swan Lake Fire smoke. The mountain running culture of Seward, helped along by a few athletes raised on the central Kenai Peninsula, authored a rousing small town defense of the mountain.

The women’s race saw Hannah Lafleur, 30, of Seward become the first local senior race champion since Cedar Bourgeois finished a run of seven straight in 2010.

And Lafleur had company, with six women’s runners with peninsula ties finishing in the top seven and eight finishing in the top 25.

“I don’t think it’s hit me yet,” Lafleur said at the finish line sitting on a bucket and sipping an energy drink with a shaking hand. “I just feel it’s such a privilege to run with people like the Barnwells (Isabel, Allison and Mackenzie), Christy Marvin and Denali (Foldager-Strabel).

“They’re people that I think of as such legends that I look up to so much. Even just running with them is pretty cool.”

Peninsula women have done well before, taking eight of the top 16 last year, 11 of the top 23 in 2017 and seven of the top 20 in 2016. The men have not fared as well, putting at most two in the top 20 in the past three years, but Thursday they joined the party with three in the top five behind champion and pro runner Max King, 39, of Bend, Oregon.

The most stunning improvement came from Seward’s Pyper Dixon, 28, who finished fourth in 47 minutes, 16 seconds, after a previous best of 18th in 50:22 in 2013.

“It’s so sick being a part of the Seward running community,” Dixon said. “It’s probably the most meaningful part of my life. It’s so important to me.”

Part of that Seward running community is Fred Moore, 79, who finished the 92nd running of the race in 1:26:47 for his 50th straight finish. Many competitors paid homage by putting pink in their outfits — Moore’s trademark — but the ever-resourceful runner threw a clever curveball by donning brilliant yellow shorts himself.

“The guy is super inspirational to me,” Dixon said. “I’ve known him my whole life. I definitely want to keep running mountains like he does when I get older.”

The big news heading into the race was smoke. The day got off to a rough start when the junior race, which started in 1964, was canceled for the first time.

With the finish barricaded, a group of bandits ran anyway, with Sebastian Szweda Mittelstadt, 17, of Indian and Nowelle Spencer, 16, of Anchorage taking unofficial titles.

Spencer is the daughter of eight-time men’s champion Bill Spencer, who gave his daughter what turned out to be the theme of the day as the senior races took place safely despite the smoke.

“He just said have fun, and if you feel like the smoke is bad, don’t push it,” Nowelle said. “You don’t want to have any long-term effects from just one race.”

Race officials took the unprecedented step of giving all racers the option to skip the race and still get a coveted bib for next year. There were just over 360 bibs for the men, with 258 finishing the race. The women had just over 350, with 216 finishers.

The one they will be talking about forever is Lafleur.

She reached the top of the mountain in third place, 1:09 behind two-time champ Christy Marvin, 38, of Palmer and 16 seconds behind Julianne Dickerson, 31, who lives in Anchorage but was raised in Kenai.

Trent Gould should have known what was coming next. That’s Lafleur’s boyfriend and he’s become accustomed to getting to the top of mountains first, then getting blown away on the downhill.

“I just kind of sent it — no brakes,” Lafleur said. “I was thinking this isn’t real. I don’t know what I was thinking. I think I blacked out. I kind of felt like it was an out-of-body experience.”

She passed Marvin and Dickerson by midmountain and won at 53:24, the 34th fastest women’s time in race history. Marvin was next at 53:54, while Dickerson was third at 54:03.

Local runners then just kept on coming, with Seward’s Allison Barnwell in fourth, 2008 Seward High graduate Foldager-Strabel in fifth, 1998 Seward High grad Aubrey Smith in sixth and 2018 Seward grad Ruby Lindquist in seventh.

“I think we just love being outside and running up and down the mountains,” said Barnwell, a 27-year-old attending law school in Montana. “We have a few fast people in training, then everyone tries to keep up with them.”

Lafleur arrived in Seward in 2016 and was running the race for only the third time, but the city of just under 3,000 at the head of mountain-lined Resurrection Bay has no problem claiming her.

“This means so much,” Barnwell said. “It’s so cool to have the winner come from Seward. Hopefully, she’ll be the next Cedar.”

The reasons Lafleur has so quickly ingratiated herself were apparent in the postrace interview.

Community: “It was every single person in the Seward trail running community that got me here. It was so fun training for the race alongside them.”

Love of mountains: “I’m going to keep running Mount Marathon whether it’s the race or for fun. This is my backyard and I can run there on-trail from my house. So I feel lucky to have this place as my backyard.”

Gracious: “The volunteers — I would say I would not have made it back down were it not for all the people pouring water and ice on us. Despite the smoke and despite the heat the volunteers just showed up. They were so incredible.”

For Dickerson, the daughter of Jay and Glenese Pettey of Kenai, the third-place finish continues a string of remarkable improvement. She was 111th in 2015, 87th in 2016, 33rd in 2017 and ninth last year in 58:45.

“Training works,” she said.

Dickerson, who gave a shout out to Anchorage’s Ellyn Brown for completing a 30th straight race, got serious about Mount Marathon a few years ago and started working with groups like Alaska Endurance Project, AK Athlete and Thirsty Thursdays.

Her explanation for why women with peninsula ties are doing so well? They’re the ones putting in the most work.

“I’m going to keep pushing,” Dickerson said. “Women in Alaska can bring it. I didn’t have any background or skills in this. I keep training and I keep getting faster.”

It’s that attitude that had Max King, 39, of Bend, Oregon, wary headed into the men’s race. King is considered one of the most versatile runners in the world, having been in the top 20 twice at the U.S. Olympic marathon trials in addition to winning trail races around the world.

Last year, King ran the fourth-fastest time in race history only to watch Anchorage’s David Norris claim a second win. Even when Alaska Pacific University skiers like Norris elected not to line up due to smoke, King knew the area runners would not make the race easy.

“Actually, yeah,” King said, when asked if he was surprised an area the size of the peninsula can produce so many quality mountain runners. “Last year, I came up here and was so impressed by the runners that showed up here. I knew this year it’d be the same thing. They’re tough, athletic and they train hard.”

King did the thing elite athletes do — make something hard look easy. He won at 43:39 (tied for ninth fastest in race history), while three-time champ Eric Strabel, 37, of Palmer was next at 45:21. But King said he was worried the whole time in a race that has quickly come to mean a lot to him.

“It’s one of the races I’ve connected with,” he said. “There’s so much special history and tradition. The community around the race is such a special community.”

It takes 10 years of finishes — or a race victory — to gain the option to enter every year no matter the previous year’s finish. King said he would have kept coming back for 10 years straight if he didn’t get the win, because he always wants the option to enter.

Lars Arneson, a 28-year-old graduate of Cook Inlet Academy, was third at 45:32, improving on previous bests of seventh last year in 47:07. Arneson could not reel in Strabel on the downhill.

“He was sending up so much dust that I moved back a bit and tried to hang on,” Arneson said. “I just couldn’t catch him on the road.”

Does this performance make him think a win is possible one day?

“That’s always the dream,” he said.

Dreams can happen, even pipe dreams, because that’s what Dixon called his thought of a possible top-10 finish Thursday.

Dixon is a fixture in the Seward trail running community thanks to the Dixon/Holden Memorial Tonsina Beach Trail Run, held to honor Jerry, Pyper’s father who did in 2010, and 1999 Skyview High grad Seth Holden, Pyper’s cousin who died in a plane crash less than a month before Jerry.

It was family and friends that pulled Dixon through, taking eight water bottles on the mountain to strategic spots on the uphill that averages 35 degrees.

“The best way I can describe it was that it’s like Mario Kart when you get the mushrooms,” he said. “Every time I got one dunked on me, I broke into a run. It saved me at least six minutes on the uphill.”

Dixon outsprinted Erik Johnson, 42, of Seward, for fourth place. Dixon had no idea it was Johnson at the time.

“I was going 110 percent at that point, but I would have gone 120,” he said. “Erik and I are such rivals. But I thought I was racing a stranger.”

Johnson got his sixth top-eight finish in eight Marathon starts. Like Dixon, the effort came with a big boost from family and community.

Just two minutes before the start, Johnson realized his race bib was at friend Sean and Sadie Ulman’s house, and not attached to Johnson’s pink shorts.

“I asked a volunteer, ‘Can I use your cellphone?’” Johnson said. “I called my wife at Sean’s house and I knew exactly where it was.”

Mariah Johnson quickly grabbed the bib and ran a little less than two blocks to Second and Jefferson, where she handed her husband the bib as he streamed by.

The snafu start meant Johnson spent the race passing people. He just couldn’t get Dixon. But Johnson has been building up the Seward trail running community by organizing races for years, so the stellar day for all the local runners left him feeling just fine, thank you, particularly about Lafleur.

“It was almost like nuclear — that’s the way I feel for her,” he said. “It’s so exciting to know we trained for the race, and I gave her little pep talks along the way, and she went out and did it.”

Mount Marathon Race results


1. Hannah Lafleur, Seward, AK 53:24 2. Christy Marvin, Palmer, AK 53:54 3. Julianne Dickerson, Anchorage, AK 54:03 4. Allison Barnwell, Seward, AK 57:26 5. Denali Foldager-Strabel, Seward, AK 59:06 6. Aubrey Smith, Talkeetna, AK 59:54 7. Ruby Lindquist, Moose Pass, AK 1:00:20 8. Abby Jahn, Anchorage, AK 1:01:06 9. Jenna DiFolco, Fairbanks, AK 1:01:08 10. Holly Brooks, Anchorage, AK 1:01:10 11. Annie Connelly, Chugiak, AK 1:01:16 12. Klaire Rhodes, Anchorage, AK 1:01:25 13. Lisa Anglen, Anchorage, AK 1:01:39 14. Mackenzie Barnwell, Seward, AK 1:02:05 15. April McAnly, Eagle River, AK 1:03:48 16. Mira Hopkins, Anchorage, AK 1:03:56 17. Lauren Spinelli, Anchorage, AK 1:04:25 18. Sheryl Loan, Eagle River, AK 1:06:01 19. Alice Baker, Hesperus, CO 1:06:11 20. Stacey Pearson, Salt Lake City, UT 1:06:27 21. Hannah Booher, Chugiak, AK 1:06:27 22. Rya Berrigan, Palmer, AK 1:06:40 23. Amy Harper, Arroyo Grande, CA 1:06:48 24. Isabel Barnwell, Seward, AK 1:06:56 25. Kristen Sieminski, Seward, AK 1:08:15 26. Tori Hickel, Anchorage, AK 1:08:27 27. Leah Besh, Anchorage, AK 1:09:10 28. Karol Fink, Seward, AK 1:09:17 29. Hannah Lies, Anchorage, AK 1:09:23 30. Jolie Glaser, Seward, AK 1:09:36 31. Verena Gill, Anchorage, AK 1:10:21 32. Kelly Ann Cavaretta, Seward, AK 1:10:41 33. Sarah Freistone, Anchorage, AK 1:10:46 34. Trish Kopp, Anchorage, AK 1:10:58 35. Teal Hall, Moose Pass, AK 1:10:59 36. Alyse Loran, Anchorage, AK 1:11:03 37. Tekla Seavey, Seward, AK 1:11:14 38. Tiffanie Bird, Anchorage, AK 1:11:29 39. Gyongyver P Schilling, Hope, AK 1:11:33 40. Marion Woods, Anchorage, AK 1:11:40 41. Hannah Beutler, Seward, AK 1:11:41 42. Laura Tuttle, Anchorage, AK 1:11:45 43. Hallidie Phillips, Anchorage, AK 1:12:04 44. Cecelia Nocas, Anchorage, AK 1:12:35 45. Amy De Schweinitz, Anchorage, AK 1:12:48 46. Wendy Sailors, Anchorage, AK 1:12:51 47. Emily Helland-Carlson, Anchorage, AK 1:12:53 48. Jacqueline Klecka, Anchorage, AK 1:13:00 49. Justine Reese, Wasilla, AK 1:13:02 50. Kimberly Riggs, Anchorage, AK 1:13:29 51. Susan Casey, Eagle River, AK 1:13:44 52. Shannon Donley, Anchorage, AK 1:14:08 53. Grace Annett, Anchorage, AK 1:14:15 54. Teresa Comer, Eagle River, AK 1:14:20 55. Jess Klain, Anchorage, AK 1:14:36 56. Anna Widman, Kenai, AK 1:14:38 57. Stephanie Wright, Seward, AK 1:14:40 58. erica shafer, Anchorage, AK 1:14:46 59. Hannah Ingrim, Girdwood, AK 1:15:23 60. Gina Robinson, Anchorage, AK 1:15:24 61. Kaylee Heck, Anchorage, AK 1:15:27 62. Grace Gannon, Anchorage, AK 1:15:29 63. Stacy Schaffer , Seward, AK 1:15:40 64. Carrie Koso, Wasilla, AK 1:15:42 65. Heather Moon, Soldotna, AK 1:15:44 66. Amanda Hegna, Eagle River, AK 1:16:05 67. Elizabeth Hooper, Anchorage, AK 1:16:20 68. Alina Rubeo, Wasilla, AK 1:16:23 69. Amy Dreger, Boulder, CO 1:16:29 70. Sarah Cosgrave, Anchorage, AK 1:16:41 71. Halley Werner, Seward, AK 1:16:42 72. Jocelyn Kopsack, Palmer, AK 1:16:51 73. Kelley Lane, Seward, AK 1:16:54 74. Jennifer Anderson, Seward, AK 1:17:17 75. Josephine Braun, Seward, AK 1:17:30 76. Kellyn Brothis, Parker, CO 1:17:40 77. Jessica Pahkala, Anchorage, AK 1:17:41 78. Kristi Adams, Wasilla, AK 1:18:32 79. Caitlin Gohr, Anchorage, AK 1:18:40 80. Kinsey Loan, Eagle River, AK 1:18:42 81. Shelby Lee Harris, Seward, AK 1:18:51 82. Christy Jordan, Seward, AK 1:18:59 83. Mary Beth Koster, Seward, AK 1:19:11 84. Sable Hodson, Los Angeles, CA 1:19:50 85. Annie Johnson, Edmonds, WA 1:20:35 86. Gina Valdes, Seward, AK 1:20:41 87. Jane Mulcahy, Jonesville, VT 1:20:56 88. Kayla Rowe-Knotek, Anchorage, AK 1:21:02 89. Karen Carswell Kirk, Eagle River, AK 1:21:03 90. Julia Morris, Wasilla, AK 1:21:19 91. Willow Schlenker, Gakona, AK 1:21:26 92. Jamie Whiteman, Anchorage, AK 1:21:27 93. Marcie Lovgren, Bozeman, MT 1:21:37 94. Robin Reich, Anchorage, AK 1:21:39 95. Amber McDonough, Anchorage, AK 1:22:11 96. Marcelle Roemmich, Seward, AK 1:22:14 97. Ruth Cvancara, Anchorage, AK 1:22:26 98. Erin Gillespie, Fountain Valley, CA 1:22:41 99. Julia Ruimveld, Homer, AK 1:22:44 100. Megan Fink, Anchorage, AK 1:23:10 101. Megan Olson, Anchorage, AK 1:23:20 102. Amie Wu, Anchorage, AK 1:23:26 103. Cheryl Shellabarger, Loveland, CO 1:23:40 104. Grace Heglund-Lohman, Saint Paul, MN 1:23:47 105. Kathleen Sorensen, Seward, AK 1:23:56 106. Courtney Lyons, Anchorage, AK 1:23:58 107. Pamela Richter, Anchorage, AK 1:24:25 108. Leslie Varys, Wasilla, AK 1:24:27 109. Rebekah Koenigbauer, Bozeman, MT 1:24:33 110. Dawn Dinwoodie, Anchorage, AK 1:25:03 111. Justine Pechuzal, Seward, AK 1:25:19 112. Sondra Stonecipher, Soldotna, AK 1:25:38 113. Cassandra Delgado, Seward, AK 1:25:41 114. Ava Harren, Boise, ID 1:25:44 115. Jenna Frederic, Anchorage, AK 1:25:44 116. Danielle Harris, Eagle River, AK 1: Seward’s Fred Moore starts up the mountain on the way to completing his 50th straight Mount Marathon Race on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion) 25:58 117. Troyce Allen, Anchorage, AK 1:26:53 118. Heidi Conway, Anchorage, AK 1:26:56 119. Charlotte Edmondson, Anchorage, AK 1:27:18 120. Erin Hamilton, Anchorage, AK 1:27:56 121. Elizabeth Finocchio, Anchorage, AK 1:28:10 122. Ingrid Reese, Anchorage, AK 1:28:24 123. Jen Yach, Anchorage, AK 1:28:39 124. Darcy Waddell, Pueblo West, CO 1:29:05 125. Timeri Noren, Eagle River, AK 1:29:05 126. Jessica Larrabee, Wasilla, AK 1:29:11 127. Brenna Berry, Homer, AK 1:29:16 128. Sadie Ulman, Seward, AK 1:29:23 129. Kay Sind, Anchorage, AK 1:29:39 130. Mariah Johnson, Seward, AK 1:29:46 131. Mariah Butters, Seward, AK 1:29:54 132. Chantel Welch, Sisters, OR 1:30:17 133. Sarah Hurkett, Eagle River, AK 1:30:17 134. Heidi Sinclair, Seward, AK 1:30:21 135. Wendy Terry, Anchorage, AK 1:30:38 136. Shani Rinner, Anchorage, AK 1:31:02 137. Suzanne Knudsen, Indian, AK 1:31:13 138. Jordin Thompson, Anchorage, AK 1:31:21 139. Rachelle Kanady, Anchorage, AK 1:31:29 140. Karen Looney, Palmer, AK 1:31:49 141. Kristy Templeman, Anchorage, AK 1:31:53 142. Christine Youngblood, Anchorage, AK 1:32:18 143. Tonia Baklnova, Anchorage, AK 1:32:37 144. Nicole Lawrence, Seward, AK 1:32:57 145. Kellie Arthur, Soldotna, AK 1:33:13 146. Dreanna Owens, Eagle River, AK 1:33:19 147. Jasper Wallace, Anchorage, AK 1:33:40 148. Margaret Cunningham, Anchorage, AK 1:34:20 149. Nicole Aikins, Anchorage, AK 1:34:29 150. Emma Weatherly, Anchorage, AK 1:34:37 151. Amber Sheffield, Wasilla, AK 1:34:56 152. Amy Belmear, Eagle River, AK 1:35:04 153. Linnea Hollingsworth, Seward, AK 1:35:17 154. Carole Holley, Anchorage, AK 1:35:20 155. Elizabeth Johnson, Anchorage, AK 1:35:30 156. Roxanna Reynolds, Anchorage, AK 1:35:34 157. Laura Lundell, Chugiak, AK 1:35:40 158. Jennifer Frazier, Eagle River, AK 1:35:52 159. Amanda Barnett, San Antonio, TX 1:35:57 160. EmmaLee Moore, Seward, AK 1:36:07 161. Jill McLeod, Anchorage, AK 1:36:13 162. Andrea Snowden, Anchorage, AK 1:36:15 163. Kerri Garcia, Fairbanks, AK 1:36:26 164. Hallie Bergwall, Seward, AK 1:37:04 165. Karen Miernyk, Anchorage, AK 1:37:05 166. Denielle Beilfuss, Shorewood, WI 1:37:37 167. Sarah Bosch, Anchorage, AK 1:37:47 168. Aliann Schmidt, Soldotna, AK 1:38:15 169. Laura McGinley Kline, Boulder, CO 1:38:47 170. Mary Vollendorf, Anchorage, AK 1:39:14 171. Nancy Schierhorn, Anchorage, AK 1:39:25 172. Kathleen Morrison, Soldotna, AK 1:39:39 173. Jill Simek, Anchorage, AK 1:39:41 174. Lindy Byerly, Seward, AK 1:42:08 175. Kathryn Jacobsen, Anchorage, AK 1:42:15 176. Hilary Nicol, San Francisco, CA 1:42:43 177. Jennifer Smith, Anchorage, AK 1:42:46 178. Tracie Haan, Palmer, AK 1:43:01 179. Kelsey Tranel, Anchorage, AK 1:43:26 180. Joey Eski, Anchorage, AK 1:43:26 181. Tracey Nguyen, Bellevue, WA 1:43:51 182. Katie Peot, Missoula, MT 1:43:52 183. Cecilia Jarvis, Anchorage, AK 1:43:55 184. Katee Chard, Anchorage, AK 1:44:14 185. Brittany Winternheimer, Anchorage, AK 1:44:29 186. Megan Volk, Eagle River, AK 1:44:35 187. Billie Jo Kopsack, Palmer, AK 1:46:26 188. Amy Brumbaugh, Anchorage, AK 1:46:52 189. Laurel DeVore, Golden, CO 1:48:43 190. Jamie Greendyk, Kodiak, AK 1:48:50 191. Samantha Simpson, Anchorage, AK 1:48:51 192. Anna Johnson, Anchorage, AK 1:48:51 193. Ana Reid, Homer, AK 1:50:39 194. Ellyn Brown, Anchorage, AK 1:50:52 195. Mari Eaton, Anchorage, AK 1:50:53 196. Jean Labonte, Eagle River, AK 1:51:06 197. Corey Frazier, Eagle River, AK 1:52:03 198. Cynthia Kupczynski, Chelan, WA 1:52:43 199. Heather Mahoney, Wasilla, AK 1:54:17 200. Wendy Bryden, Moose Pass, AK 1:55:30 201. Kimberley Graham, Hope, AK 1:56:33 202. Alyse Lincoln, Bethel, AK 1:57:47 203. Sarah Warnke, Eagle River, AK 1:59:33 204. Nancy Osborne, Bellbrook, OH 1:59:43 205. Ingrid Burton, Los Gatos, CA 2:00:56 206. Jodi Harskamp, Anchorage, AK 2:01:14 207. Leslie Dickson, Anchorage, AK 2:02:01 208. Lanara Forgit, Anchorage, AK 2:06:49 209. Katherine Cheng, , 2:09:57 210. Andrea Rodriguez, Seward, AK 2:10:53 211. Sheri Boggs, Eagle River, AK 2:14:29 212. Genia Van Wormer, Paducah, KY 2:16:33 213. Kris Kile, Anchorage, AK 2:16:34 214. Jennifer Andrade, Seward, AK 2:27:43 215. Lynn Spencer, Anchorage, AK 2:30:27.


1. Max King, Bend, OR 43:39 2. Eric Strabel, Anchorage, AK 45:21 3. Lars Arneson, Anchorage, AK 45:32 4. Pyper Dixon, Seward, AK 47:16 5. Erik Johnson, Seward, AK 47:17 6. Jessie McAuley, Squamish, 47:29 7. Adam Loomis, Anchorage, AK 47:34 8. Kenneth Brewer, Anchorage, AK 47:37 9. Matt Shryock, Anchorage, AK 48:00 10. Allan Spangler, Anchorage, AK 48:05 11. Lyon Kopsack, Palmer, AK 48:27 12. Luke Jager, Anchorage, AK 48:34 13. Benjamin Marvin, Palmer, AK 48:46 14. Adam Jensen, Anchorage, AK 49:40 15. Bodhi Gross, Boulder, CO 49:52 16. Christopher Kirk, Eagle River, AK 50:05 17. Ryan Cox, Anchorage, AK 50:22 18. Taylor Turney, Anchorage, AK 50:41 19. Derek Steele, Anchorage, AK 50:48 20. Peter Mamrol, Anchorage, AK 51:23 21. David Glennon, Boulder, CO 51:32 22. Jacob Kirk, Anchorage, AK 51:38 23. Ben Ward, Anchorage, AK 51:41 24. Ryan Phebus, Girdwood, AK 52:17 25. Miles Knotek, Moose Pass, AK 52:25 26. Nick Snow, Anchorage, AK 52:34 27. Hayden Hawks, Cedar City, UT 52:43 28. Tor Christopherson, Anchorage, AK 53:34 29. Ryan Beckett, Anchorage, AK 53:50 30. Charles DiMarzio, Seward, AK 54:02 31. Forrest Mahlen, Anchorage, AK 54:04 32. Craig Taylor, Eagle River, AK 54:16 33. Daniel Kane, Anchorage, AK 54:16 34. A William Stoll, Anchorage, AK 54:41 35. Isaac Lammers, Broomfield, CO 54:41 36. Paul Butera, Anchorage, AK 54:53 37. Conor Deal, Boise, ID 54:53 38. Alex Alonso, Eagle River, AK 55:25 39. Brenton Knight, Westminster, CO 55:54 40. John Wros, Girdwood, AK 56:03 41. Darin Markwardt, Palmer, AK 56:06 42. Roman Gross, Talkeetna, AK 56:25 43. Harlow Robinson, Anchorage, AK 56:50 44. Gabe Martin, Anchorage, AK 56:53 45. Jerome Ross, Anchorage, AK 57:23 46. Collin Atkinson, Seward, AK 57:31 47. Patrick Conway, Anchorage, AK 57:33 48. Luke Rosier, Seward, AK 57:35 49. Sean Ulman, Seward, AK 57:35 50. Shawn Erchinger, Colorado Springs, CO 58:38 51. Brandon Rinner, Anchorage, AK 58:58 52. David Spencer, Anchorage, AK 59:03 53. Trevor Kreznar, Seward, AK 59:09 54. Marten Martensen, Anchorage, AK 59:18 55. Luke Duffy, Anchorage, AK 59:26 56. Keegan Crow, Seward, AK 59:27 57. Erik Mundahl, Anchorage, AK 59:37 58. Karl Romig, Lawing, AK 59:43 59. Alex Youngmun, Anchorage, AK 59:54 60. Daniel Naylor, Seattle, WA 59:54 61. Eric Vilce, Anchorage, AK 59:57 62. William Mans, Anchorage, AK 59:59 63. Isaac Bertschi, Anchorage, AK 1:00:00 64. Brad Benter, Anchorage, AK 1:00:09 65. Jim McDonough, Anchorage, AK 1:00:16 66. Patrick Lewis, Seward, AK 1:00:28 67. Keith Zemke, Anchorage, AK 1:00:38 68. Andrew Duenow, Anchorage, AK 1:01:12 69. Derek Nottingham, Eagle River, AK 1:01:33 70. Corey Kline, Boulder, CO 1:01:39 71. Jacob Streich, Kenai, AK 1:01:52 72. Mike Heatwole, Anchorage, AK 1:01:57 73. Troy Larson, Anchorage, AK 1:02:12 74. Mike Wahlig, Anchorage, AK 1:02:59 75. Mark Brady, Anchorage, AK 1:03:13 76. Joey Klecka, Kenai, AK 1:03:19 77. Barney Griffith, Anchorage, AK 1:03:25 78. Patrick Stinson, Anchorage, AK 1:03:40 79. Eugen Beutler, Seward, AK 1:03:51 80. William Michener, Eagle River, AK 1:03:53 81. Westley Dahlgren, Anchorage, AK 1:03:59 82. Logan Schulz, Anchorage, AK 1:04:00 83. Jack Delaney, Dubuque, IA 1:04:10 84. Lance Kopsack, Palmer, AK 1:04:20 85. Cameron Reitmeier, Anchorage, AK 1:04:23 86. Daniel Virgin, Palmer, AK 1:04:23 87. Joshua Allely, Anchorage, AK 1:04:29 88. Casey Volk, Eagle River, AK 1:04:45 89. Michael Quimby, Eagle River, AK 1:04:51 90. Brian Haviland, Anchorage, AK 1:04:52 91. Brian Boyle, Chugiak, AK 1:05:02 92. Samuel Young, Seward, AK 1:05:05 93. Gage Jarvis, Anchorage, AK 1:05:10 94. Jeremy Hoagland, Wasilla, AK 1:05:38 95. Andrew Dougherty, Anchorage, AK 1:06:01 96. Michael Johnson, Anchorage, AK 1:06:01 97. Matti Silta, Soldotna, AK 1:06:24 98. Michael Lucas, Anchorage, AK 1:06:32 99. Ian Beals, Anchorage, AK 1:06:33 100. Greg Michaelson, Anchorage, AK 1:06:36 101. Jacob Thompson, Anchorage, AK 1:06:37 102. Brett Vadla, Anchorage, AK 1:06:46 103. Shane Topf, Eagle River, AK 1:07:08 104. Connor Sperry, Mesa, AZ 1:07:44 105. Mike Kramer, Fairbanks, AK 1:07:47 106. Shayne Wescott, Eagle River, AK 1:07:51 107. Joseph Nyholm, Seward, AK 1:07:53 108. Brian Pautzke, Girdwood, AK 1:07:57 109. Steve Gilles, Indian, AK 1:07:58 110. Fred West, Anchorage, AK 1:08:01 111. John Clark, Palmer, AK 1:08:02 112. John Kogl, Valparaiso, IN 1:08:03 113. Rocky Elhard, Seward, AK 1:08:11 114. Lee Helzer, Anchorage, AK 1:08:14 115. Dorian Gross, Boulder, CO 1:08:15 116. Joe Hunner, Eagle River, AK 1:08:33 117. Brandon King, Anchorage, AK 1:08:36 118. Quinn Carroll, Anchorage, AK 1:08:39 119. Noah Zogas, Anchorage, AK 1:09:02 120. Jeremy Weber, Wasilla, AK 1:09:09 121. Todd Bethard, Anchorage, AK 1:09:26 122. Mark Silverman, Anchorage, AK 1:09:33 123. Whit Rambach, Carmel, CA 1:09:40 124. David Owens, Eagle River, AK 1:09:54 125. Solomon D’ Amico, Seward, AK 1:09:55 126. Marek Kolendo, Wasilla, AK 1:09:57 127. Jason Moore, Anchorage, AK 1:10:05 128. Michael Rubeo, Wasilla, AK 1:10:14 129. Luke Martensen, Anchorage, AK 1:10:16 130. Steven Tennison, Fairbanks, AK 1:10:22 131. Nicholas Swann, Seward, AK 1:10:34 132. Kirk Louthan, Anchorage, AK 1:10:45 133. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage, AK 1:10:58 134. Brad Precosky, Anchorage, AK 1:11:01 135. Matthew Anderson, Anchorage, AK 1:11:06 136. Shawn Naber, Anchorage, AK 1:11:08 137. Bret Connor, Anchorage,, AK 1:11:12 138. Brenden Turney, Anchorage, AK 1:11:21 139. John Cosgrave, Anchorage, AK 1:11:24 140. Kegan Storjohann, Anthem, AZ 1:11:35 141. Braun Kopsack, Palmer, AK 1:11:43 142. Bryan Templeman, Anchorage, AK 1:11:59 143. Steven Andersen, JBER, AK 1:12:06 144. Ben Martensen, Anchorage, AK 1:12:19 145. Peter McEnaney, Eagle River, AK 1:12:24 146. Thomas Nenahlo, Anchorage, AK 1:12:29 147. Zach Momberger, Chugiak, AK 1:12:57 148. Scott Henry, Anchorage, AK 1:13:13 149. Dylan Miller, Anchorage, AK 1:13:14 150. Jason Leslie, Seward, AK 1:13:25 151. Wes Hoskins, Palmer, AK 1:13:32 152. Aaron Dickson, Palmer, AK 1:13:37 153. Rick Hansen, Anchorage, AK 1:13:52 154. David Retherford, Wasilla, AK 1:13:57 155. Joshua Zuber, Anchorage, AK 1:13:58 156. Kris Burnett, Anchorage, AK 1:14:47 157. Bryan Anderson, Healdsburg, CA 1:15:15 158. Brian Beckstead, Millville, UT 1:15:25 159. William Serra, Anchorage, AK 1:15:30 160. Mark Fineman, Anchorage, AK 1:15:30 161. Alec Kay, Anchorage, AK 1:15:32 162. Ted Paprocki, Anchorage, AK 1:15:36 163. John Heimerl, Anchorage, AK 1:15:37 164. Davis Dunlap, Palmer, AK 1:15:39 165. Rick Luebke, Kenai, AK 1:16:32 166. Scott Wamsganz, Anchorage, AK 1:16:51 167. Jordan Stoner, Bozeman, MT 1:17:02 168. Tim White, Los Alamos, NM 1:17:03 169. Walter Moore, Kasilof, AK 1:17:06 170. John Pahkala, Anchorage, AK 1:17:15 171. Timo Rieder, Bern, 1:17:27 172. Greg Roads, Wasilla, AK 1:17:34 173. Riley Martin, Anchorage, AK 1:17:41 174. Lane Reed, Wasilla, AK 1:17:46 175. Dane Crowley, Palmer, AK 1:17:54 176. Bill Spencer, Anchorage, AK 1:17:58 177. Dan Linkhart, Seward, AK 1:18:08 178. David Rebischke, Anchorage, AK 1:18:18 179. Jacob Parker, Fairbanks, AK 1:18:23 180. Daniel Willman, Anchorage, AK 1:18:38 181. Christopher Kingsland, Seward, AK 1:18:43 182. Christopher Crosta, Anchorage, AK 1:18:43 183. David Aquino, Anchorage, AK 1:19:21 184. Thomas Schultz, Anchorage, AK 1:19:41 185. Bennett Lee, Anchorage, AK 1:19:45 186. Justin Smole, Anchorage, AK 1:19:45 187. Michael Tranel, Red Lodge, MT 1:19:46 188. Adam Berg, Chicago, IL 1:20:12 189. James Murray, Wasilla, AK 1:20:38 190. Karl Mechtenberg, Seward, AK 1:20:55 191. Lucas Hepler, Anchorage, AK 1:21:05 192. Kevin Chartier, Anchorage, AK 1:21:22 193. Jared Wallace, Seward, AK 1:21:29 194. Tannen Berry, Homer, AK 1:22:02 195. Matthew Moore, Seward, AK 1:22:06 196. Connor Owens, Palmer, AK 1:22:47 197. Stephen Mayer, Anchorage, AK 1:22:47 198. Lee Barloon, Anchorage, AK 1:22:57 199. Keith Sanfacon, Anchorage, AK 1:23:11 200. Todd Brownson, Anchorage, AK 1:23:22 201. David M Lorring, Soldotna, AK 1:23:41 202. Everett Billingslea, Seattle, WA 1:24:11 203. Robert Forgit, Anchorage, AK 1:24:27 204. Alex Best, Bullard, TX 1:24:51 205. Nicholas Whitmore, Anchorage, AK 1:25:53 206. Ben Michaelson, Anchorage, AK 1:26:10 207. Jason McLennan, Anchorage, AK 1:26:42 208. Fred Moore, Seward, AK 1:26:47 209. Michael Squires, Anchorage, AK 1:27:31 210. DuWayne Ruzicka, Anchorage, AK 1:28:02 211. Jason Bressler, Anchorage, AK 1:28:26 212. Gunner Hodgson, Palmer, AK 1:28:29 213. Jared Kern, Anchorage, AK 1:28:37 214. Teddy Bahr, Anchorage, AK 1:28:47 215. Kerry Klauder, Anchorage, AK 1:28:50 216. Jeremy Hinshaw, Anchorage, AK 1:29:23 217. Todd Stull, Yokota Air Base, 1:29:59 218. Conway Seavey, San Francisco, CA 1:30:52 219. Robert Haan, Palmer, AK 1:31:31 220. Cole Burnett, Anchorage, AK 1:31:37 221. Brooks Berry, Moose Pass, AK 1:31:56 222. Chad Arthur, Soldotna, AK 1:32:40 223. Mark Jacobsen, Anchorage, AK 1:32:53 224. Brian Stoecker, Anchorage, AK 1:33:29 225. Edward Hartman, Seward, AK 1:34:13 226. Peter Adams, Anchorage, AK 1:34:25 227. Kyle Kelley, Girdwood, AK 1:34:39 228. Glen Anderson, Seward, AK 1:36:29 229. Steve Carroll, Anchorage, AK 1:37:04 230. Steve Baer, Portland, OR 1:37:36 231. Joseph Hawkins, Palmer, AK 1:38:41 232. Russell Storjohann, Anthem, AZ 1:38:43 233. Kevin Lauver, Soldotna, AK 1:39:25 234. Trent Taylor, Anchorage, AK 1:41:02 235. Evan Steinhauser, Eagle River, AK 1:41:53 236. James Sorrels, Orlando, FL 1:42:38 237. Darin Marin, Anchorage, AK 1:43:22 238. John Browne, Anchorage, AK 1:46:23 239. Bernard Hildebrand, Northway, AK 1:46:25 240. Gregory Lincoln, Bethel, AK 1:48:13 241. Norm Johnson, Anchorage, AK 1:50:39 242. Ron Nelson, Seattle, WA 1:50:58 243. James Conley, Chugiak, AK 1:53:07 244. Trent Boggs, Eagle River, AK 1:53:26 245. Allen Clendaniel, Anchorage, AK 1:57:38 246. Harold Faust, Seward, AK 2:02:24 247. Steve Parrish, Anchorage, AK 2:02:46 248. Tab Ballantine, Anchorage, AK 2:03:48 249. Curtis Silook, Anchorage, AK 2:04:15 250. Michael Chard, Anchorage, AK 2:06:46 251. Jeff Donlan, Anchorage, AK 2:07:51 252. Kneeland Taylor, Anchorage, AK 2:08:03 253. Christopher Booth, Edina, MN 2:09:40 254. Sean McManus, Denver, CO 2:11:19 255. Mark Tuovinen, Anchorage, AK 2:11:33 256. Bill Wamsganz, Anchorage, AK 2:17:32 257. Ernest Stolen, Anchorage, AK 2:20:35 258. James Fischer, Anchorage, AK 2:22:04.

Golden men

1. Brian McMahon, Anchorage, AK 1:18:04 2. Thomas Meacham, Anchorage, AK 1:42:09.

Anchorage’s Lars Arneson, a 2009 graduate of Cook Inlet Academy, finishes third in the men’s Mount Marathon Race on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Anchorage’s Lars Arneson, a 2009 graduate of Cook Inlet Academy, finishes third in the men’s Mount Marathon Race on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Abby Jahn of Anchorage and Allison Barnwell of Seward approach the mountain during the women’s Mount Marathon Race on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Abby Jahn of Anchorage and Allison Barnwell of Seward approach the mountain during the women’s Mount Marathon Race on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Seward’s Fred Moore starts up the mountain on the way to completing his 50th straight Mount Marathon Race on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Seward’s Fred Moore starts up the mountain on the way to completing his 50th straight Mount Marathon Race on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Pyper Dixon and Erik Johnson, both of Seward, sprint for the finish of the Mount Marathon Race on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Pyper Dixon and Erik Johnson, both of Seward, sprint for the finish of the Mount Marathon Race on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Denali Foldager-Strabel, Alice Baker, Christy Marvin, Hannah Lafleur and Julianne Dickerson form the lead pack attacking the mountain in the women’s Mount Marathon Race on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Denali Foldager-Strabel, Alice Baker, Christy Marvin, Hannah Lafleur and Julianne Dickerson form the lead pack attacking the mountain in the women’s Mount Marathon Race on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Lafleur’s women’s title leads peninsula surge on Mount Marathon

Denali Foldager-Strabel, Alice Baker, Christy Marvin, Hannah Lafleur and Julianne Dickerson form the lead pack attacking the mountain in the women’s Mount Marathon Race on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Seward’s Joe Nyholm plows throught the hot foliage dressed as Gumby during the men’s Mount Marathon Race on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Seward’s Joe Nyholm plows throught the hot foliage dressed as Gumby during the men’s Mount Marathon Race on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

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