First-time Mt. Marathon participant Kilian Jornet Burgada set a course record by a minute and seven seconds with his 00:41:48 finish in Seward, Alaska at the 88th running of America’s second oldest race.
Jornet bested last year’s top time by nearly three minutes. Rickey Gates earned his second runner-up finish in three years with a time of 00:42:56. Eight seconds faster than his 2013 result. He placed fourth a year ago.
Jim Shine improved on his fifth place finish from 2014, coming in third with a time of 00:43:11.
In the women’s race, first-timer Emelie Forsberg broke a 25-year-old record, with a course best of 00:47:48. Forsberg topped three-time junior winner Allison Ostrander, who finished with a 00:50:28 in her first attempt at the women’s field. Last year’s runner-up, Christy Marvin, rounded out the top three with a time of 00:52:59. She finished first in 2013.