Posts Tagged: Running

Dalton 4th, Strabel 19th to lead Alaskans at Utah trail marathon

November 4, 2017

Anchorage’s Anna Dalton turned in the highest finish among the Alaska contingent at the Moab Trail Marathon and Half-Marathon races in Utah. Billed as an unforgettable voyage, the 26.2-mile marathon challenged runners with gnarly terrain featuring slickrock, canyons and caves. There is also a fixed rope section. Dalton, of West High fame, finished the marathon… Read more »

Newbould wins Baystate Marathon for second time since 2009

October 23, 2017

Soldotna’s Brandon Newbould surprised himself at the Baystate Marathon in Lowell, Massachusetts. Not by winning – it was actually his second win since 2009. But rather his 26.2-mile time – it was the 10th fastest by an Alaskan. Newbould, of Soldotna High fame, clocked a personal-best time of 2 hours, 23 minutes, 51.4 seconds to… Read more »

Fletcher runs 2nd-fastest marathon time by Alaskan in Utah

October 10, 2017

Anchorage runner Aaron Fletcher has taken unbeatable to a whole new level. The 25-year-old broke course records and won all four races he participated in this summer, capping his 2017 season at the St. George Marathon in Utah, where he posted the second-fastest 26.2-mile time by an Alaskan. Fletcher, of South High fame, clocked a… Read more »

Dunbar finishes 2nd in 6-man sprint finish at Minnesota Mile

September 9, 2017

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar was right in the middle of the action in the men’s pro field at the Minnesota Mile, just missing victory in a photo finish in a mad sprint finish that featured six runners. In a battle between former NCAA All-Americans, Minnesota’s Ben Blakenship clocked a winning time of 4:07 to nip the… Read more »

Callahan wins $2,700 for being top 10K finisher in Colorado

September 5, 2017

Maggie Callahan of Fairbanks didn’t run the fastest time at the inaugural FORTitude 10K in Fort Collins, Colorado. But she did run all the way to the bank afterwards. The 29-year-old pocketed $2,700 for being the top finisher in the women’s pro race, even though she posted the fifth-fastest time. The pro race featured a… Read more »

Knapp overcomes heat, women’s field to win half marathon

September 4, 2017

Christina Knapp of Anchorage isn’t used to temperatures in the high 80s, but she didn’t let the hot weather slow her down. She won women’s race at the Pier to Peak Half Marathon in Santa Barbara, California, covering the 13.1-mile course in 2 hours, 7 minutes, 56 seconds. She finished 19th overall among 303 finishers… Read more »

Fletcher easily breaks course record in half marathon in Utah

August 28, 2017

Anchorage’s Aaron Fletcher didn’t just win his first half marathon – he set a course record. The former BYU All-American dominated the Altra Top of Utah Half Marathon with a 13.1-mile time of 1 hour, 4 minutes and 6 seconds. “It was awesome,” Fletcher told the Herald Journal newspaper. “I was not expecting that. I… Read more »

Talbot, Randall win Jim Bridger Trail Run in Montana

June 28, 2017

A pair of Alaskans claimed the highly competitive Jim Bridger Trail Run on June 24 in Bozeman, Montana. Silas Talbot, of Service High fame, pulled away in the men’s division with a late downhill surge while Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall raced to a first-place tie with fellow U.S. Ski Team member Liz Stephen. The 10-mile event… Read more »

Getting back to his roots, Fletcher drawn to trail marathons

June 5, 2017

After a star-studded college running career at Brigham Young University in Utah, Aaron Fletcher of Anchorage was looking for something different. The cross country and track star had dabbled in obstacle-course racing before turning back to his roots. “Growing up as a runner/skier in Alaska you can’t escape trail running, so I had some experience… Read more »

Alaskans excel at Boston Marathon

April 17, 2017

The strongest field of Alaskans to ever race the Boston Marathon represented the 49th state in fine fashion on Monday. Despite a temperature that climbed above 70, 18 Alaskans finished faster than three hours and the Alaska Endurance Project claimed a team trophy in the 121st edition of the prestigious event. Leading the way was… Read more »