Mount Marathon

Runners in the annual Mount Marathon Race up and down the 3,022-foot slab of pain overlooking Resurrection Bay in Seward pass an emergency room before their tortuous grind up the mountain and pass it again after their harrowing descent. At mountain’s base sits an ambulance. Adjacent to the finish chute downtown is a medical tent. Countless numbers have left flesh and blood sprinkled among the rocks, cliffs, dirt, shale and scree along the course of three miles-plus in the Fourth of July race that officially began in 1915 .

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