Posts Tagged: Running

Callahan shoots for Olympic Trials in marathon, steeplechase

October 25, 2015

Maggie Callahan of Fairbanks will be knocking on the door of opportunity on Halloween. Never mind candy, though, she wants a sweet time in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon. “My goal is run to 1:15, which would qualify me for the marathon in the Olympic Trials in February,” Callahan told me. The 27-year-old… Read more »

Cherry runs 2:16 marathon, qualifies for Olympic Trials again

June 20, 2015

Chugiak’s Jesse Cherry is going back to the Olympic Trials in the marathon. The 28-year-old today ran a time of 2 hours, 16 minutes, 34 seconds at the Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota, to meet the B standard and earn an automatic berth for the second time. “You can find me at the Olympic Marathon… Read more »

Dunbar places third, cashes in w/ Bring Back the Mile Tour

May 17, 2015

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar finished third and pocketed $1,800 for his efforts over the weekend at the 10th annual Medtronic TC 1 Mile in Minneapolis. The 24-year-old runner finished in 4 minutes, 11 seconds on the rain-soaked course. He finished one second out of second and two seconds out of first. The race is the second… Read more »

Spangler continues Alaska’s rugged reputation in Lower 48

May 3, 2015

Some stereotypes about Alaska aren’t misconceptions; like the one about how many remarkable runners the state produces. Add Allan Spangler’s name to the list. The 28-year-old from Anchorage dominated the Capitol Peak 50-miler in Washington, winning by 50 minutes and posting the second-fastest time in race history of 6 hours, 32 minutes, 12 seconds. “This… Read more »

Alaskans shine in the rain at 119th Boston Marathon

April 20, 2015

Alaskans excelled Monday at the 119th Boston Marathon as Anchorage’s Jeff Young won his age group and training partner Anna Dalton placed among the top 50 women. Young, 56, convincingly claimed the men’s 55-59 age group and placed 598th overall in 2 hours, 46 minutes and 23 seconds. More than 1,700 runners were entered in… Read more »

Cherry runs record in Oakland marathon, eyes Olympic Trials

March 23, 2015

Jesse Cherry of Chugiak returned to competitive running over the weekend in grand fashion, winning the marathon at the Oakland Running Festival in California. The 28-year-old covered the 26.2-mile course in a record time 2 hours, 25 minutes, 14 seconds. “It was my first race since 2012 and it was nice to do it in… Read more »