Posts Tagged: Running

Crow Pass Crossing website is up and running

July 12, 2018

– By Matias Saari;  Alaska Sports Blog Contributor Alaska’s iconic backcountry footrace is now managed by Healthy Futures, the signature program of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.  Proceeds from the event now go toward supporting Healthy Futures work  in empowering Alaska’s youth to build the habit of daily physical activity.  Visit the new Crow Pass… Read more »

Ostrander is the pick: Mt Marathon women’s Top 10 predictions

July 2, 2018

– By Matias Saari;  Alaska Sports Blog Contributor 1. Allie Ostrander, age 22 (PR 49:19, 2017 champion) If she decides to race, it’s hard to imagine Allie O getting beat. The Soldotna native and current Boise State University standout won the junior girls’ race six times, is the defending women’s champion and boasts the 2nd… Read more »

Will Norris remain king? Mt Marathon men’s Top 10 predictions

June 29, 2018

– By Matias Saari, Alaska Sports Blog Contributor Picking the top-10 for the men’s race at Mount Marathon is a crapshoot as perhaps 20 guys are capable of achieving that result. Standing out from the crowd are the course record holder, a couple of pros sponsored by Salomon, the “Gang of Four” mountain fanatics, a 40-something… Read more »

Lower 48 stars to challenge Alaskans at Crow Pass Crossing

May 17, 2018

Zach Miller from Colorado became the first elite runner to sign up for the Crow Pass Crossing shortly after registration opened on May 1. His buddies Tim Tollefson and David Laney — both have finished on the podium at the prestigious Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc 100-miler — then followed suit. No elite trail runner… Read more »

Tomsich runs 1:06 at Vancouver Half Marathon

May 11, 2018

Tony Tomsich is in the best running shape of his life after recently clocking personal bests at both 10 kilometers and the half marathon. At the Vancouver Sun Run 10K on April 22, the former Fairbanksan now living in Vancouver, Canada, sped to a 12th place finish in 30 minutes, 38 seconds. That’s a pace of 4… Read more »

Trammell on winning relay team at World’s Toughest Mudder

November 14, 2017

Anchorage dentist Chad Trammell is again a champion at the World’s Toughest Mudder. On Sunday in Las Vegas, Nev., Trammell combined with Brian Gowiski, Glenn Racz and Ryan Woods to complete 24 laps of the five-mile course and win the International Team Relay Division in 23 hours and 56 minutes. The quartet wore USA shorts… Read more »

Tilly wins marathon in Korea

November 8, 2017

Sam Tilly has come a long way from his days at Anchorage’s Dimond High School, where he failed to even qualify for its junior varsity cross country team. On Sunday, Tilly handily won Korea’s JoongAng Seoul Marathon in a personal-best 2 hours, 30 minutes and 43 seconds. The race featured 17,000 runners. The 31-year-old native… Read more »

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

November 4, 2017

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… Read more »

Newbould wins Baystate Marathon for second time since 2009

October 23, 2017

Soldotna’s Brandon Newbould surprised himself at the Baystate Marathon in Lowell, Massachusetts. Not by winning – it was actually his second win since 2009. But rather his 26.2-mile time – it was the 10th fastest by an Alaskan. Newbould, of Soldotna High fame, clocked a personal-best time of 2 hours, 23 minutes, 51.4 seconds to… Read more »

Fletcher runs 2nd-fastest marathon time by Alaskan in Utah

October 10, 2017

Anchorage runner Aaron Fletcher has taken unbeatable to a whole new level. The 25-year-old broke course records and won all four races he participated in this summer, capping his 2017 season at the St. George Marathon in Utah, where he posted the second-fastest 26.2-mile time by an Alaskan. Fletcher, of South High fame, clocked a… Read more »