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Thu Sep 1, 2016, 01:28 AM

1,469-pound pumpkin broke the Alaska State Fair record [View all]

After five years of chasing the Alaska State Fair giant pumpkin record, Anchorage's Dale Marshall finally won the heavyweight title once again.

At the 11th annual state fair pumpkin weigh-off Tuesday, Marshall's 1,469-pound gourd beat the previous record of 1,287 pounds set in 2011 by J. D. Megchelsen of Nikiski.

It was a comeback of sorts for Marshall, who held the record in 2010. Marshall said warm weather and good seed selection led him to victory this year. Grown in a greenhouse at his Sand Lake home, the champion pumpkin weighs roughly as much as a large bull moose.

"I did) pretty much what I do every year," he said. "And it panned out."

Read more: http://www.adn.com/alaska-life/gardening/2016/08/30/check-out-the-1469-pound-pumpkin-that-just-broke-the-alaska-state-fair-record/

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