Posts Tagged: Running

Updike PRs by 18 seconds in 5K, places fifth at Oregon Relays

April 16, 2016

Isaac Updike of Ketchikan might not consider himself to be a professional runner, even though he trains like one and looked like one at the Oregon Relays. The 2015 Eastern Oregon University graduate and former NAIA national champion in the steeplechase shattered his personal record by 18 seconds in the 5K race with a time… Read more »

Cherry graces cover of iconic magazine ‘Runner’s World’

January 29, 2016

One of Alaska’s greatest marathon runners has gone vogue. Chugiak’s Jesse Cherry is headed to the Olympic Marathon Trials next month in Los Angeles. The 28-year-old runner is featured on the cover of the iconic magazine ‘Runner’s World’ in the February issue. “It was an amazing and fun experience,” Cherry told me. “Seven locations and… Read more »

Several Alaskans raise profiles in California running races

December 9, 2015

Alaska trail runners know Allan Spangler as a champion of the Crow Pass wilderness race, but beyond the state’s boundaries he has flown under the radar. That is starting to change after Spangler placed ninth at the highly competitive North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships Saturday just north of San Francisco. “Allan Spangler who?,”… Read more »

Dunbar eighth at USATF 12K Championships

November 15, 2015

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar turned in a top-10 finish at today’s USATF 12K Championships in Virginia. The 24-year-old runner finished eighth with a time of 34 minutes, 49 seconds. Sam Chelanga won in 34:35. Dunbar, of Kodiak High fame, was an eight-time NCAA All-American at Oregon and Portland before turning pro this season. Click here to… Read more »

Young finishes second in age group at New York City Marathon

November 1, 2015

Anchorage runner Jeff Young finished second in the men’s 55-59 age group at today’s New York City Marathon. The 56-year-old covered the 26.2-mile course in 2 hours, 44 minutes, 42 seconds. The New York City Marathon featured more than 50,000 runners.

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 »