Kemppel, Precosky repeat Mount Marathon wins

Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2001

SEWARD (AP) -- Three-time Olympian Nina Kemppel won her seventh Mount Marathon race on Wednesday, setting the record for most wins by a woman.

Her sixth straight title also tied the record for consecutive wins held by Sven Johansson from 1954-59.

The annual Fourth of July race sends competitors up and down the 3,022 mountain and is the centerpiece of Seward's holiday celebration.

Kemppel, 30, an Olympic cross-country skier from Anchorage, finished in 56 minutes, 59 seconds. That was 39 seconds ahead of Kikkan Randall, 18, who hopes to earn a spot alongside Kemppel skiing for the United States.

In the men's race, Brad Precosky of Anchorage became the eighth man to win three consecutive Mount Marathon titles.

The 34-year-old runner finished in 45 minutes, 7 seconds. Eric Strabel, 19, a University of Alaska Anchorage student, finished second.



CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

MORRIS ALASKA NEWS