In his prime, no Alaska runner was faster than Dunbar. From the 800 to 5,000 meters, his times from the early 1990s were the standard and still rank among the state’s all-time bests. He was the 1993 U.S. indoor mile champion with a PR of 4:00.58, an Alaska record that stood for 20 years until his son, Trevor, broke it. A former standout at Bartlett High who competed collegiately at Oregon, Dunbar won a record 10 titles in the Heart Run 5-K in Anchorage and built a stalwart running program at Kodiak High School as head coach.