Newbould wins Baystate Marathon for second time since 2009

October 23, 2017

Brandon Newbould running

Brandon Newbould

Soldotna’s Brandon Newbould surprised himself at the Baystate Marathon in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Not by winning – it was actually his second win since 2009.

But rather his 26.2-mile time – it was the 10th fastest by an Alaskan.

Newbould, of Soldotna High fame, clocked a personal-best time of 2 hours, 23 minutes, 51.4 seconds to beat a field of 1,353 finishers in the Boston Marathon qualifier.

His victory in 2009 came in 2:27:53, which was his PR at the time.

The 36-year-old was grateful to be back in the winner’s circle.

“I had the worst injury of my life [torn groin muscle] a few years ago and I was telling my wife last night that when I won this race the first time it was, like, the highlight of my running career and maybe I should’ve just stopped then,” Newbould told

“It was hard to imagine it getting better. But it’s really special to me to win this again, and it’s a surprise — I didn’t know that I even had a chance to win until there was a mile left.”

Top 10 Marathon Times by Alaskans
1 David Morris 2:09:32 10/99
2 Aaron Fletcher 2:14.45 10/17
3 Jesse Cherry 2:16:31 1/12
4 Rick Wilhelm 2:17:00 10/91
5 Kris Mueller 2:19:26 10/86
6 Matt Adams 2:20:27 7/14
7 Will Kimball 2:21:28 10/99
8 Micheal Wisniewski 2:22:29 6/09
9 Andy Ferguson 2:23:33 12/86
10 Brandon Newbould 2:23:51 10/17
**Special thanks to Marcus Dunbar for providing history