Posts Tagged: Running

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 »

Dunbar finishes 2nd in 6-man sprint finish at Minnesota Mile

September 9, 2017

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar was right in the middle of the action in the men’s pro field at the Minnesota Mile, just missing victory in a photo finish in a mad sprint finish that featured six runners. In a battle between former NCAA All-Americans, Minnesota’s Ben Blakenship clocked a winning time of 4:07 to nip the… Read more »

Callahan wins $2,700 for being top 10K finisher in Colorado

September 5, 2017

Maggie Callahan of Fairbanks didn’t run the fastest time at the inaugural FORTitude 10K in Fort Collins, Colorado. But she did run all the way to the bank afterwards. The 29-year-old pocketed $2,700 for being the top finisher in the women’s pro race, even though she posted the fifth-fastest time. The pro race featured a… Read more »

Knapp overcomes heat, women’s field to win half marathon

September 4, 2017

Christina Knapp of Anchorage isn’t used to temperatures in the high 80s, but she didn’t let the hot weather slow her down. She won women’s race at the Pier to Peak Half Marathon in Santa Barbara, California, covering the 13.1-mile course in 2 hours, 7 minutes, 56 seconds. She finished 19th overall among 303 finishers… Read more »