Dunbar kicks competition to the curb at Boston Mayor’s Cup

October 27, 2015

Trevor Dunbar running

Trevor Dunbar

A twisted ankle momentarily derailed Trevor Dunbar’s rookie season as a professional runner, but the Kodiak runner is back.

And he’s better than ever.

The eight-time All-American beat a strong lead pack to win the men’s 8K championship at the 25th annual Boston Mayor’s Cup Cross Country meet.

Dunbar, of Oregon Ducks fame, pulled away from former Duquesne runner Jimmy Spisak over the final 200 meters to post a three-second win in 23:17.

The lead pack also featured former NCAA D2 national champion Tabor Stevens and Dartmouth graduate Will Geoghegan.

But Dunbar bested them all.

“I’m excited, getting out there and competing again. Jimmy Spisak and Tabor Stevens made it a very honest, hard race, so I have to give them my respect and look forward to battling again,” Dunbar told the Boston Athletic Association.

“I was squeezing the trigger from a mile out … once I got to the straightaway I had more gears to go to. It’s nice to come away with the win.”

Dunbar is sponsored by Nike and preparing for the USA 12K Championships in Virginia next month.