Posts Tagged: Running

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 »

Fletcher easily breaks course record in half marathon in Utah

August 28, 2017

Anchorage’s Aaron Fletcher didn’t just win his first half marathon – he set a course record. The former BYU All-American dominated the Altra Top of Utah Half Marathon with a 13.1-mile time of 1 hour, 4 minutes and 6 seconds. “It was awesome,” Fletcher told the Herald Journal newspaper. “I was not expecting that. I… Read more »

Talbot, Randall win Jim Bridger Trail Run in Montana

June 28, 2017

A pair of Alaskans claimed the highly competitive Jim Bridger Trail Run on June 24 in Bozeman, Montana. Silas Talbot, of Service High fame, pulled away in the men’s division with a late downhill surge while Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall raced to a first-place tie with fellow U.S. Ski Team member Liz Stephen. The 10-mile event… Read more »

Getting back to his roots, Fletcher drawn to trail marathons

June 5, 2017

After a star-studded college running career at Brigham Young University in Utah, Aaron Fletcher of Anchorage was looking for something different. The cross country and track star had dabbled in obstacle-course racing before turning back to his roots. “Growing up as a runner/skier in Alaska you can’t escape trail running, so I had some experience… Read more »

Alaskans excel at Boston Marathon

April 17, 2017

The strongest field of Alaskans to ever race the Boston Marathon represented the 49th state in fine fashion on Monday. Despite a temperature that climbed above 70, 18 Alaskans finished faster than three hours and the Alaska Endurance Project claimed a team trophy in the 121st edition of the prestigious event. Leading the way was… Read more »

Alaskans cruise at Surf City Half Marathon

February 8, 2017

Eight Anchorage runners sped to stellar performances on Feb. 4 at the Surf City Half Marathon in Huntington Beach, California. Chad Trammell, who has made a name for himself in obstacle course racing, led the way by placing 7th in 1 hour, 12 minutes and 47 seconds, a pace of 5:34 per mile. He was… Read more »

Rideout wins ultrarunning race in Utah

July 13, 2016

When former Anchorage resident Abbie Rideout checked the projected times at in advance of last Saturday’s brutally hard Speedgoat 50-kilometer mountain-running race, she was only the sixth- or seventh-ranked woman. Granted, the rankings are based on past performances and not necessarily indicative of one’s current fitness. But with the likes or Magdalena Boulet and… Read more »

Saari finishes 2nd among 1,427 at 106th running of Dipsea Race

June 13, 2016

Matias Saari of Anchorage nearly picked up one of the biggest wins of his career in one of the oldest races in the country. The accomplished mountain runner finished second out of 1,427 participants at the 106th Dipsea Race, a brutal and beautiful trail run from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach in northern California. The… Read more »