Posts Tagged: Mountain Running

Marvin wins 58-mile race in Arkansas

November 13, 2019

Christy Marvin’s return to the Ozarks Highland Trail in Arkansas was a resounding success. Marvin, of Palmer, hiked most of 218-mile trail in seven days with her mother, Beth Virgin, in 2017. When they heard about a new ultramarathon there called the Razorback Running Revival, they figured it would be a fun and different way… Read more »

Newcomers Schmidt and Severson win Mat Peak Challenge

August 7, 2019

In just a few hours, Patrick Schmidt and Shauna Severson went from virtual unknowns to King and Queen of the Mountain. The unheralded runners each came from behind to win the Matanuska Peak Challenge, an event widely regarded as the toughest mountain race in Alaska. The race near Palmer climbs from the base of Lazy… Read more »

Kramer posts second-place effort at running race in Sweden

While in Sweden for a Nordic ski camp, Kendall Kramer jumped in a mountain running race. The skiing and running teenage phenom from Fairbanks placed second in the 13.5-kilometer Ulvang Kvartsmaraton on August 3 in Are, Sweden. She finished the course in 1 hour, 12 minutes and 34 minutes and was bested only by Norwegian… Read more »

Connelly wins bronze at Skyrunning Championships in Italy

August 2, 2019

Michael Connelly of Chugiak is a world championship bronze medalist. Representing Team USA, Connelly, 17, placed third in the Vertical Kilometer event at the International Skyrunning Federation Youth World Championships in Fonte Cerreto, Italy. Connelly posted a time of 42 minutes, 22 seconds, trailing only runners from Andorra and Spain in the Youth A Division… Read more »

Arneson shatters 12 Peak Challenge record

July 19, 2019

Anchorage mountain runner Lars Arneson shattered the 12 Peaks Challenge by completing the self-supported link-up of the 5,000 foot peaks in Chugach Mountains Front Range in 14 hours and 41 minutes. His effort the record held by Adam Jensen and Matt Shryock by more than 3 hours (17:43 on 7/20/18). “I was definitely on a mission,”… Read more »

Saari finishes second in rugged 70-K European mountain race

July 9, 2019

Matias Saari of Anchorage posted an impressive finish at the Traunsee Bergmarathon in Gmunden, Austria, where he covered the 70-K race in 8 hours, 37 minutes to finish second among 241 men’s finishers. The grueling ultramarathon gained some 4,500 meters (14,700 feet) in elevation. Saari was one of only four men to break the 9-hour… Read more »

Nyholm completes a marathon on Mount Marathon

June 6, 2019

Climbing and descending the steep slopes of Seward’s Mount Marathon one time is an accomplishment. For Joe Nyholm, a single trip is merely a warmup. On June 1, Nyholm completed a marathon on Mount Marathon by running and hiking 26.5 miles in 18.5 hours while climbing 35,902 vertical feet. “I didn’t feel worn down until… Read more »

Ostrander is the pick: Mt Marathon women’s Top 10 predictions

July 2, 2018

– By Matias Saari;  Alaska Sports Blog Contributor 1. Allie Ostrander, age 22 (PR 49:19, 2017 champion) If she decides to race, it’s hard to imagine Allie O getting beat. The Soldotna native and current Boise State University standout won the junior girls’ race six times, is the defending women’s champion and boasts the 2nd… Read more »

Will Norris remain king? Mt Marathon men’s Top 10 predictions

June 29, 2018

– By Matias Saari, Alaska Sports Blog Contributor Picking the top-10 for the men’s race at Mount Marathon is a crapshoot as perhaps 20 guys are capable of achieving that result. Standing out from the crowd are the course record holder, a couple of pros sponsored by Salomon, the “Gang of Four” mountain fanatics, a 40-something… Read more »

Lower 48 stars to challenge Alaskans at Crow Pass Crossing

May 17, 2018

Zach Miller from Colorado became the first elite runner to sign up for the Crow Pass Crossing shortly after registration opened on May 1. His buddies Tim Tollefson and David Laney — both have finished on the podium at the prestigious Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc 100-miler — then followed suit. No elite trail runner… Read more »