Ostrander claims women's title in Alaska's prestigious Mount Marathon Race

Allie Ostrander finished eighth in the final 5k race for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials on July 10. (Courtesy: KVAL)

Boise State sophomore Allie Ostrander has another notch on her running title belt.

Over the weekend, Ostrander won the 90th annual Mount Marathon Race, clocking the second fastest women's time in the event's history.

The race is only three miles, but it's a brutal 3,022 foot climb in elevation gain where competitors race up a mountain to the peak and then race down the mountainside.

“It was obviously a brutal race,” Ostrander told Alaska’s KTVA 11 after the race. “Mount Marathon has a way of testing you that no other race can. I was so dead at the top and I fell four times on the way down because my legs were so dead, but I told myself to get back up and keep going because Mount Marathon is supposed to be hard.”

Last month, Ostrander became the NCAA champion in the 3,000 steeplechase.

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