Posts Tagged: Running

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 »

Trammell runner-up at Leadville Trail 100-mile run in Colorado

August 21, 2019

Anchorage’s Chad Trammell turned in a terrific second-place finish at the Leadville Trail 100-miler in Colorado. The men’s race featured 650 starters and took participants through the heart of the Rocky Mountains, with the race course climbing and descending 15,000 feet with elevations ranging from 9,200 to 12,620 feet Ryan Smith of Boulder (CO) won… 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 »

Dunbar places second in DC mile, just misses a sub-4 time

July 15, 2019

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar narrowly missed recording a sub-4-minute mile at the DC Road Runners Track Championships in Washington, D.C. The former NCAA All-American finished second out of a dozen finishers in 4:01.39. Dunbar, of Kodiak High fame, has posted a sub-4 mile three times in his career. In 2016, he became the first Alaskan to… Read more »