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Seward 4th of July celebration and the Mt Marathon race

Few places celebrate July 4th with more enthusiasm then Seward. One of the big draws is the Mt Marathon race.

This is the 2nd oldest foot race in the United States. Up to 30,000 spectators visit Seward to witness
the  3 mile long and 3000 vertical  running/climbing event. Top time for the men this year was 44.40 minutes.

This is a pre race view from up on Marathon face. Its an exciting run down. This years winner Trond Flagstad downhill time was 10.34 minutes. Cedar Bourgeois from Seward claimed her 7th victory in the women's race.

Racers flew by the crowded finish line.

 There were plenty of other activities for visitors on the 4th including a parade,  live music and lots of  booths and goodies...