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2018 Mount Marathon: Jessica Yeaton and David Norris take top spots in women's and men's divisions

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Published: Jul. 4, 2018 at 9:04 AM AKDT
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As the races for Mount Marathon's 2018 champions start to get underway, KTUU will bring live coverage of the scene down in Seward.

2:55 p.m. Update

Anchorage's Jessica Yeaton is the 2018 Mount Marathon women's division champion.

"It feels awesome, and I was hoping to have a great race and finish in the top five," Yeaton told Channel 2 at the finish line.

The top five finishers in the women's division are as follows:

1. Jessica Yeaton 00:51:30

2. Denali Foldager-Strabel 00:52:00

3. Christy Marvin 00:52:04

4. Najeeby Quinn 00:52:42

5. Hanna Lafleur 00:54:02

2:00 p.m. Update

The women's race is about to kick off, with the first wave (bibs 0-199) leaving the starting line at 2:00 p.m. and the second wave (bibs 400 and up) at 2:05 p.m.

11:45 a.m. Update:

The men's winner has been crowned for 2018's Mount Marathon race, and it's a familiar face to the event, David Norris. Today's win marks the second time in three years that Norris has taken the top spot.

"It was wonderful," Norris told KTUU at the finish line. "Thank you, really, to everyone at the finish line."

While Norris didn't break a record in 2018, his finish this year was a quick 42:13. Just seconds behind him was Max King, who clocked in as 42:33. The two speedy first and second place runners were full minutes ahead of the pack. The top five are as follows:

1. David Norris 00:42:13

2. Max King 00:42:33

3. Adam Jensen 00:45:41

4. Matt Shryock 00:45:52

5. Benjamin Marvin 00:46:17

Next up will be the Women's Division. It still is unknown if Allie Ostrander, who won last year with a time of 49:19 will be racing again today.

The LIVE interview with Norris, as well as his photo finish, can be viewed in full below:

Mount Marathon 2018 Men's Champion Finish!

We're LIVE at the finish line for Mount Marathon - as the men's 2018 champion reaches the finish line!

Posted by Channel 2 News, KTUU.com on Wednesday, July 4, 2018
10:50 a.m. Update:

The men prepared Wednesday morning to take on Mount Marathon. KTUU is live streaming from the starting line, and can be viewed in full below.

The men will be officially taking off at 11 a.m. this morning, with winners expected between 40 and 50 minutes later.

Men’s Mount Marathon race about to begin! Join us for all the live coverage of the start.

Posted by Channel 2 News, KTUU.com on Wednesday, July 4, 2018
9:30 a.m. Update:

The winner of the Junior's Division for this year's race has been crowned, and it's young athlete Michael Connelly. He competed last year, but didn't place in the top 3 until now.

Next up will be the Men's Division, which will take place at 11:00 a.m. Last year, the winner Scott Patterson finished in 44:30.

Check out the finish line scene LIVE below:

Posted by Channel 2 News, KTUU.com on Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Original Story:

View the start of the juniors race below, and check back for updates as the different races (and finishers) come down live.

We are live at the start of Mount Marathon 2018! Juniors race is just about to begin! Follow MK Burgess on twitter for all the updates!

Posted by Channel 2 News, KTUU.com on Wednesday, July 4, 2018