And the Jesse Lee Home boys who rocked the boat
By Doug Capra © 2015
Fifteen-year-old Willie Kanyak liked to “rock the boat” – literally. And he decided that July 4, 1931, might be a good time to do it.
By H.B. Bardarson
The 2014 Mount Marathon Race was a race to remember. It didn’t matter whether it was the Junior, Women’s or Men’s Race; last year was a big deal for race history. The day started out with 17-year-old Allie Ostrander becoming the first girl in junior race history to come in first place overall, beating Seward local Michael Marshall. Olympian Holly Brooks and Christy Marvin had the closest women’s finish in race history, and Eric Strabel, the defending men’s champion, maintained his title while running against elite athletic competitors the world over. The best part about last year’s race is that the runners and competitors have been immortalized in a film created by Anchorage local Max Romey and fellow producer Natalie Fedak. The story of Mount Marathon is more than just a race for athletes, it’s an opportunity for people to overcome the emotional mountains that need to be won within their lives. The film follows big names from the mountain race, like Holly Brooks, Christy Marvin, Matt “the bear” Novakovich, Allie Ostrander, Najeeby Quinn, Eric Strabel, Ricky Gates, and father/daughter team Flip and Denali Foldager. Although Mount Marathon has drawn thousands of racers to Seward for over a hundred years to participate in America’s most dangerous footrace, being the one person to win the race is a great accomplishment for anyone, regardless of their walk of life.
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