Hannah Lafleur of Seward, Alaska, runs at the top of the cliffs at the Mount Marathon Race on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Seward. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Hannah Lafleur of Seward, Alaska, runs at the top of the cliffs at the Mount Marathon Race on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Seward. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Seward’s Lafleur wins Girdwood Trail Marathon

Seward’s Hannah Lafleur won the Girdwood Trail Marathon on Saturday, finishing in 3 hours, 41 minutes, 13 seconds, to defeat men’s winner Ryan McLaughlin and his time of 3:42:22.

Lafleur won the women’s Mount Marathon Race in Seward on July 4 in Seward and finished second at the Equinox Marathon in Fairbanks in late September. The Girdwood Trail Marathon is about 26 miles long and has about 4,100 feet of vertical gain and loss. Lia Slemons was the next woman across the finish line, and third overall, at 3:50:50.

Three other peninsula men completed the race. Homer’s Michael McGuire was 20th overall and 13th among men at 5:08:54, Kenai’s Dwayne Meganack was 24th overall and 16th among men at 5:37:46 and Kenai’s Eric Thomason was 26th overall at 17th among men at 5:38:34.

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