Posts Tagged: Running

Dalton shatters Equinox Marathon record on historic day

September 18, 2021

Anna Dalton is the new Equinox Marathon women’s record holder. On a postcard-perfect fall Saturday in Fairbanks, the Anchorage runner was one of four women to run faster than the previous women’s record in one of Alaska’s oldest and most storied footraces. Dalton’s time of 3:07:22 knocked nearly eight minutes Christy Marvin’s mark of 3:15:06,… Read more »

Women’s Showdown Looms at Equinox Marathon

September 16, 2021

By Matias Saari Alaska Sports Blog Contributor With the strongest women’s field in the 58-year history of the Equinox Marathon, the iconic Fairbanks event is primed for a speedy race. That because a trio of women who competed at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials — Anna Dalton of Anchorage, Megan Youngren of Soldotna and… Read more »

Anchorage runner Fletcher named Alaska Athlete of the Week

August 16, 2021

Aaron Fletcher of Anchorage was named the Alaska Athlete of the Week after sweeping all three race titles of the Alaska Distance Classic in dominating fashion. Fletcher won the 5-kilometer race and the 10-kilometer race, which made him the men’s Double Up champion. Fletcher, who competed in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials earlier this year,… Read more »

Updike becomes second Alaskan to break 4-minute mile barrier

July 18, 2021

A few weeks after Isaac Updike suffered heartbreak on the track, the Ketchikan distance runner bounced back with one of his greatest performances. The 29-year-old became the second Alaskan to run a 4-minute mile after posting a winning time of 3:58.26 at the American Track League in Mission Viejo, California. Updike joined an exclusive club… Read more »

Bethel native Updegrove sets South Pole running record

January 17, 2021

Growing up in Bethel helped prepare Craig Updegrove for running farther than anyone has at the geographic South Pole. In a Facebook post on January 16, Updegrove announced that he ran 90 kilometers (55.9 miles) in 13 hours, 24 minutes on Jan. 10. Updegrove placed second in a marathon event at the Amundson-Scott South Pole… Read more »

Running stalwart Dunbar named Alaska Athlete of the Week

January 4, 2021

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar is the Alaska Athlete of the Week after being hired by the University of California Berkeley as a new assistant coach for cross country and distance running. The 29-year-old’s running career is the stuff of legends. His success ranges from seven-time prep champion to junior national champion to eight-time NCAA All-American to the professional… Read more »

Merchant runs fastest 5K time ever for AK high school runner

October 7, 2020

Anchorage’s Tristian Merchant runs like he’s chasing history. Now history will chase him. The ACS senior cross-country running star clocked what is believed to be the fastest 5-K time for an Alaska high school runner when he clocked 14:41 at the Region III championships in Palmer. The record was first reported by Beth Bragg of… Read more »

Tuesday Night Races start September 15 in Virtual Format

September 9, 2020

Despite the pandemic, the Municipality of Anchorage’s wildly popular Tuesday Night Races will proceed with a 52nd season. This year’s five-event series will be conducted in a virtual format beginning Sept. 15 and concluding Oct. 13 and include new locations. The courses will be marked starting at 6 p.m. each Tuesday and remain open until… Read more »

Merchant named AK Sports Hall of Fame’s Athlete of the Week

May 26, 2020

Even without the benefit of a high school track season, Anchorage’s Tristian Merchant managed to create a title-worthy performance. The ACS junior broke the nine-minute benchmark in the 3,200 meters at an unofficial time trail with friends. Merchant is believed to be just the fourth high school runner from Alaska to break the nine-minute mark,… Read more »

From Alaska to Norway, 100 Miles in May motivates participants

May 4, 2020

The 100 Miles in May Bonus Challenge this April came at a perfect time to motivate Amy Reed in Anchorage and the Bjornstad family in northern Norway. “I was so excited to have a goal to work towards in April when it seemed like the world was shutting down and all the races were canceled… Read more »