Film

Mt. Marathon

One of the oldest, fastest, hardest, toughest… and shortest mountain races in the world.
 

About

Director

Dean Leslie

Producer

Hannah Slezacek, Greg Fell, Dean Leslie

Featuring

Brad Precosky, Barny Griffith, Matias Saari, Fred Moore, Flip Foldager, Emlie Forsberg, Kilian Jornet, Rickey Gates

Running time

10 minutes

Country / Nationality

South Africa & Seward, Alaska

Our Judges say:

Wow! This is a great romp with a strong narrative through the epic Mount Marathon race in Alaska when American Rickey Gates brings his Salomon team mates Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg to the country's most bonkers 5k race - up and down the scree slopes and rocky sides of Mt Marathon. Watch these two world class trail runners whizz nail-bitingly down the scree, and several bare-chested men not faring quite so well... And be inspired by the awesome cinematic shots of vast, wish-you-were-here Alaskan wilderness and wildlife. Definitely watch this film

Claire Maxted Claire Maxted

Hilarious, terrifying, utterly mad film about the ultimate Alaskan ultra-running event, 5km up and down a mountain. There will be blood. It's great.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

A car crash of a fell race....

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Every 4th of July thousands of people descend on the small harbour town of Seward, Alaska to witness one of the oldest, fastest, hardest, toughest… and shortest mountain races in the world. For years, Rickey Gates has been churning out war stories and legends of the annual Mount Marathon Race to anyone that would listen. In 2015, in the race’s centenary year, Kilian and Emelie finally did.