Posts Tagged: Running

Adams among 13 to complete Grand Slam of Ultrarunning Series

September 12, 2019

Houston’s Drew Adams was one of just 13 endurance runners to complete the grueling Grand Slam of Ultrarunning Series. In order to be eligible for the award, participants must officially complete three of the four first Grand Slam Series races and then complete the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run all in the same summer…. Read more »

Trammell runner-up at Leadville Trail 100-mile run in Colorado

August 21, 2019

Anchorage’s Chad Trammell turned in a terrific second-place finish at the Leadville Trail 100-miler in Colorado. The men’s race featured 650 starters and took participants through the heart of the Rocky Mountains, with the race course climbing and descending 15,000 feet with elevations ranging from 9,200 to 12,620 feet Ryan Smith of Boulder (CO) won… Read more »

Newcomers Schmidt and Severson win Mat Peak Challenge

August 7, 2019

In just a few hours, Patrick Schmidt and Shauna Severson went from virtual unknowns to King and Queen of the Mountain. The unheralded runners each came from behind to win the Matanuska Peak Challenge, an event widely regarded as the toughest mountain race in Alaska. The race near Palmer climbs from the base of Lazy… Read more »

Kramer posts second-place effort at running race in Sweden

While in Sweden for a Nordic ski camp, Kendall Kramer jumped in a mountain running race. The skiing and running teenage phenom from Fairbanks placed second in the 13.5-kilometer Ulvang Kvartsmaraton on August 3 in Are, Sweden. She finished the course in 1 hour, 12 minutes and 34 minutes and was bested only by Norwegian… Read more »

Connelly wins bronze at Skyrunning Championships in Italy

August 2, 2019

Michael Connelly of Chugiak is a world championship bronze medalist. Representing Team USA, Connelly, 17, placed third in the Vertical Kilometer event at the International Skyrunning Federation Youth World Championships in Fonte Cerreto, Italy. Connelly posted a time of 42 minutes, 22 seconds, trailing only runners from Andorra and Spain in the Youth A Division… Read more »

Dunbar places second in DC mile, just misses a sub-4 time

July 15, 2019

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar narrowly missed recording a sub-4-minute mile at the DC Road Runners Track Championships in Washington, D.C. The former NCAA All-American finished second out of a dozen finishers in 4:01.39. Dunbar, of Kodiak High fame, has posted a sub-4 mile three times in his career. In 2016, he became the first Alaskan to… Read more »

McEntee eclipses marathon standard, qualifies for U.S. Trails

June 27, 2019

Keri McEntee of Fairbanks turned heartbreak into happiness by qualifying for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. McEntee, of Fairbanks, completed Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minn., in 2 hours, 41 minutes and 19 seconds, a pace of 6:10 per mile. The result easily eclipsed the 2:45:00 women’s requirement and punched her ticket to the Trials… Read more »

Ex-college star, Northey wins in competitive return in Montana

June 24, 2019

The knee injury that forced Anchorage’s Jenette Northey to slow down at the end of her college career couldn’t completely derail her love for running. More than a year later the former Montana State University star has turned her sights to trail running. Over the weekend she made a victorious debut at the Jim Bridger… Read more »

Nyholm completes a marathon on Mount Marathon

June 6, 2019

Climbing and descending the steep slopes of Seward’s Mount Marathon one time is an accomplishment. For Joe Nyholm, a single trip is merely a warmup. On June 1, Nyholm completed a marathon on Mount Marathon by running and hiking 26.5 miles in 18.5 hours while climbing 35,902 vertical feet. “I didn’t feel worn down until… Read more »

Parrish completes World Marathon Majors; Kemp runs 2:27

May 7, 2019

Wearing an Alaska Endurance Project singlet, Todd Parrish wrapped up his World Marathon Majors quest with a bang. The 52-year-old Anchorage resident finished Japan’s Tokyo Marathon on March 3 in 3 hours, 30 minutes and 2 seconds, a personal best of about eight minutes. Parrish had previously finished the other five World Marathon Majors: Chicago,… Read more »