The 56th Equinox was conquered for a record fifth time by Christy Marvin

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The 56th Equinox Marathon saw some of the most dominant performances in its history, as the competitors took on the 26.2 mile course on their way to Ester Dome and back to UAF.
We start in the women's division that saw one woman rise above the rest to become the first ever five time champion of the Equinox.
Christy Marvin came barreling in at a time of 3 hours, 15 minutes and 7 seconds.
The 38 year old came through with no other female competitor near her, and she took home the record for a female finisher, including her taking down the time she posted in 2014.
Her other victories came in 2013, 2016 and 2017.
Which makes her a back-to-back-to-back champion of the marathon, and now we look at the men's division.
It was won by Allan Spangler, who is the back-to-back champion, as he outpaced the competition with a time of 2 hours, 50 minutes and 7 seconds.
Both winners spoke about getting past the grueling race.
"The course was really nice. It was firmer everywhere. I just paced a lot better. I was a little stronger, a lot of strength this summer. But mostly the pacing," said Spangler.
"This year I was like, each year you learn a little bit and my training has been pretty good. I feel like am at my strongest because I play with my kids. My husband and I get out, we bike and we hike. We run, camp and back pack and stuff with the kids. And that's ultimately the way to stave off aging is to keep up with your kids, and you don't have your own go volunteer with some," said Marvin.