Parrish completes World Marathon Majors; Kemp runs 2:27

May 7, 2019

Wearing an Alaska Endurance Project singlet, Todd Parrish wrapped up his World Marathon Majors quest with a bang.

The 52-year-old Anchorage resident finished Japan’s Tokyo Marathon on March 3 in 3 hours, 30 minutes and 2 seconds, a personal best of about eight minutes.

Parrish had previously finished the other five World Marathon Majors: Chicago, Boston, New York, Berlin and London.

In Toyko, Parrish placed 4,463 among more than 27,000 men.

“Japan was a fantastic experience,” Parrish reported on Facebook.

Meanwhile, Chandler Kemp placed eighth Sunday at the Vancouver (Canada) Marathon in 2:27:16.

After starring in running at Haines High School, Kemp competed at Cornell University. He now lists Stanford, Calif., as his hometown.

Kemp won the 25-29-year-old age group and finished with a pace of 5 minutes, 37 seconds per mile.