Posts Tagged: Running

Turney wins Spartan Ultra 50K in California

December 18, 2019

Before last weekend, Taylor Turney of Anchorage had never raced an ultramarathon, let alone one with 60 obstacles. But on Dec. 14 he nailed his first Spartan Ultra in Los Olivos, California, taking the victory in 5 hours, 24 minutes and 50 seconds over 50 kilometers (31 miles). Turney caught the frontrunner at about mile… Read more »

Updike second-best finisher for second-place team at Nationals

December 17, 2019

Ketchikan’s Isaac Updike delivered a strong performance at the USA Track and Field National Club Cross Country Championships at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The 27-year-old finished the men’s 10-K race 22nd out of 617 runners with a time of 31:20.3. Updike, of Ketchikan High fame, is a professional runner with the New York New… Read more »

Carle, Trent headline Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020

December 12, 2019

Running pioneer Marcie Trent and hockey professional Matt Carle will headline the Class of 2020 inductions into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Trent and Carle were the lone selections from the people category and will be joined by the Yukon 800 riverboat race from the event category and the University of Alaska Anchorage’s stunning… Read more »

Youngren fifth Alaska marathon runner to punch ticket to Trials

December 8, 2019

Alaska now has five runners who will race the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials next February in Atlanta. Megan Youngren of Soldotna joined the party on Sunday with a run of 2 hours, 43 minutes and 52 seconds at the California International Marathon in Sacramento. That eclipsed the required 2 hours, 45 minutes by 68 seconds…. Read more »

Alaska runners crush it nationwide

November 18, 2019

From California to Utah to North Carolina, Alaskans ran up a storm over the weekend. Reigning Mount Marathon Race champion Hannah LaFleur of Seward won the Catalina Half Marathon and placed fourth overall in 1 hour, 37 minutes and 11 seconds. LaFleur received a strong challenge from Californian Evelyne Ruiz (1:37:27) and broke the existing… Read more »

Turney takes third in Spartan mountain series in New Jersey

November 5, 2019

Taylor Turney is the new king of obstacle course racing in Alaska. Turney, a 2013 graduate of Anchorage’s Service High School, wrapped up the 2019 Spartan Elite US Mountain Series in third place after taking eighth in the series-finale Saturday in New Jersey. Turney follows in the footsteps of Matt Novakovich, who first put Alaskans… Read more »

Randall impresses (again), this time at New York City Marathon

November 4, 2019

You’d never know Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall was a rookie at the New York City Marathon. Racing her first marathon, the five-time Olympian and 2018 gold medalist finished 51st among more than 22,000 women in 2 hours, 55 minutes and 12 seconds, much faster than her stated goal of breaking three hours. What’s more, Randall, who… Read more »

Kramer, South High girls shine at Mt. Sac XC Invite in California

November 1, 2019

Kendall Kramer of Fairbanks went out with a bang in her last high school cross country running race. Kramer, a three-time Alaska state high school cross country champion, dominated the Girls Division 3/4/5 Individual Sweepstakes race at the Mt. Sac XC Invite Oct. 25 in California, which was established in 1948 and is billed as… Read more »

Dalton reaches podium, beats Boston Marathon champ in Ohio

September 28, 2019

Anna Dalton of Anchorage did a little showing off at the Akron Half Marathon in Ohio. With her grandparents on hand to watch the race, Dalton crushed the 13.1-mile course by beating an Olympian and placing second out of 1,809 women with a time of 1:21:03. “I’ve been telling my grandparents for years that I… Read more »

Adams among 13 to complete Grand Slam of Ultrarunning Series

September 12, 2019

Houston’s Drew Adams was one of just 13 endurance runners to complete the grueling Grand Slam of Ultrarunning Series. In order to be eligible for the award, participants must officially complete three of the four first Grand Slam Series races and then complete the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run all in the same summer…. Read more »