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Runner's disappearance prompts changes in AK race

Updated: June 13, 2013, 2:51 PM ET
Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A rookie's disappearance during a popular extreme race on Alaska's rugged Mount Marathon has led to significant new rules in the event.

Runners in the July Fourth race must make it halfway up the mountain in an hour or they will have to turn around, losing a chance to summit the 3,022-foot peak in Seward, about 110 miles south of Anchorage.

The 900 participants registered for this year's race also must sign a statement saying they've already completed the treacherously ...

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