Dalton 4th, Strabel 19th to lead Alaskans at Utah trail marathon
Billed as an unforgettable voyage, the 26.2-mile marathon challenged runners with gnarly terrain featuring slickrock, canyons and caves. There is also a fixed rope section.
Dalton, of West High fame, finished the marathon with a time of 4;22:13, which was good enough for fourth place among 170 women.
She was 32nd overall among the 446 finishers and won her 20-29 age group.
Denali Strabel, of Seward High fame, finished 10th among women and 51st overall in 4:45:32. She was fourth in the 20-29 age group.
On the men’s marathon side, Eric Strabel cracked the top-20 and Chad Trammell finished inside the top-30.Strabel, of Colony High fame, was 19th among the 276 finishers in 4:02:03. He was seventh in the 30-39 age group.
Trammell was 29th in 4:22:16. He was 10th in the 30-39 age group.
This event is a qualifier for the Trail Marathon National Championships.
In the 13.1-mile half marathon, Anchorage’s Roger Kemppel won the 70-plus age group in 3:04:53.
Anchorage’s James Smith was 65th among the 250 finishers in 2:29:29 and Juneau’s Reuben Yost was 82nd in 2:38:03. Yost was second in the 60-69 age group.