Posts Tagged: Running

Tomsich rallies for 2nd at Munich Marathon

October 14, 2021

Fairbanks native Tony Tomsich rolled through midway point of the Munich Marathon on October 10 in sixth place, a great showing for an urban international race. He was just getting warmed up. Tomsich followed up a first half in 1 hour, 10 minutes and 51 seconds by crushing the second half in 1:08:39. The surge… Read more »

Six Alaskans among top 200 at Boston Marathon

October 11, 2021

Alaskans competing at the Boston Marathon have always had to train through the tough winter months in advance of the April event. However, for the first time in its 125-year history, the granddaddy of marathoning was moved to October due to the coronavirus — and this allowed Alaskans to train through a pleasant summer instead… Read more »

Indefatigable Youngren breaks Kenai River Marathon record

September 30, 2021

Megan Youngren of Soldotna wasn’t planning to run the 16th Kenai River Marathon, considering it was scheduled just eight days after a hard effort at the Equinox Marathon. But after recovering quickly from the Equinox, Youngren jumped in and shattered the Kenai River Marathon women’s record in 2 hours, 48 minutes and 11 seconds. Christy… Read more »

Anchorage runner Dalton named Alaska Athlete of the Week

September 27, 2021

Anchorage runner Anna Dalton was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after setting a new Equinox Marathon women’s record. Dalton’s time of 3:07:22 knocked nearly eight minutes off Christy Marvin’s mark of 3:15:06, set in 2018. She was one of four women to run faster than the previous women’s record in one of Alaska’s oldest… Read more »

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 »