Posts Tagged: Running

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 »

Tomsich qualifies for U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

April 29, 2019

Tony Tomsich qualified for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials on Sunday with 11 seconds to spare. “I feel pretty on top of the world. Everything I could have imagined came together yesterday,” Tomsich said by phone on Monday. “I threw my hands up like 20 meters from the line because I knew I was going… Read more »

Alaskans shine at 123rd running of Boston Marathon

April 15, 2019

Marko Cheseto outdid himself at the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15 and was rewarded with a world record. Keri McEntee made a similar improvement but came away heartbroken. Cheseto, previously a national champion runner at the University of Alaska Anchorage who now lives in Orlando, Fla., set a world record for double amputees in… Read more »

Dalton and Young Achieve Milestones at California Marathon

December 3, 2018

By Matias Saari, Alaska Sports Blog Contributor Sunday was a banner day for Jeff Young and Anna Dalton, who achieved huge personal-best times at the California International Marathon. But their best days may yet be coming: Dalton will race the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta and Young will be gunning for an American… Read more »

Spangler nabs JFK podium after North Face cancellation

November 19, 2018

By Matias Saari, Alaska Sports Blog contributor  Allan Spangler turned lemons into lemonade after the North Face 50-mile footrace near San Francisco was canceled due to wildfires in Northern California. He promptly flew across the country and placed third at the JFK 50 in Maryland, the oldest ultramarathon in the United States. And he did… Read more »

Fletcher qualifies for U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

November 8, 2018

Not even a knee injury could stop Aaron Fletcher from qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Fletcher, of South Anchorage High School fame, won the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon on Nov. 3 in 2 hours, 17 minutes and 23 seconds, comfortably under the sub-2:19 B Standard requirement for a spot at the 2020 Olympic Trials…. Read more »