Dalton 4th, Strabel 19th to lead Alaskans at Utah trail marathon

November 4, 2017

Anna Dalton running

Anna Dalton

Anchorage’s Anna Dalton turned in the highest finish among the Alaska contingent at the Moab Trail Marathon and Half-Marathon races in Utah.

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.

Eric Strabel running

Eric Strabel

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.