Posts Tagged: Running

Alaskans cruise at Surf City Half Marathon

February 8, 2017

Eight Anchorage runners sped to stellar performances on Feb. 4 at the Surf City Half Marathon in Huntington Beach, California. Chad Trammell, who has made a name for himself in obstacle course racing, led the way by placing 7th in 1 hour, 12 minutes and 47 seconds, a pace of 5:34 per mile. He was… Read more »

Rideout wins ultrarunning race in Utah

July 13, 2016

When former Anchorage resident Abbie Rideout checked the projected times at in advance of last Saturday’s brutally hard Speedgoat 50-kilometer mountain-running race, she was only the sixth- or seventh-ranked woman. Granted, the rankings are based on past performances and not necessarily indicative of one’s current fitness. But with the likes or Magdalena Boulet and… Read more »

Saari finishes 2nd among 1,427 at 106th running of Dipsea Race

June 13, 2016

Matias Saari of Anchorage nearly picked up one of the biggest wins of his career in one of the oldest races in the country. The accomplished mountain runner finished second out of 1,427 participants at the 106th Dipsea Race, a brutal and beautiful trail run from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach in northern California. The… Read more »

Updike PRs by 18 seconds in 5K, places fifth at Oregon Relays

April 16, 2016

Isaac Updike of Ketchikan might not consider himself to be a professional runner, even though he trains like one and looked like one at the Oregon Relays. The 2015 Eastern Oregon University graduate and former NAIA national champion in the steeplechase shattered his personal record by 18 seconds in the 5K race with a time… Read more »

Cherry graces cover of iconic magazine ‘Runner’s World’

January 29, 2016

One of Alaska’s greatest marathon runners has gone vogue. Chugiak’s Jesse Cherry is headed to the Olympic Marathon Trials next month in Los Angeles. The 28-year-old runner is featured on the cover of the iconic magazine ‘Runner’s World’ in the February issue. “It was an amazing and fun experience,” Cherry told me. “Seven locations and… Read more »

Several Alaskans raise profiles in California running races

December 9, 2015

Alaska trail runners know Allan Spangler as a champion of the Crow Pass wilderness race, but beyond the state’s boundaries he has flown under the radar. That is starting to change after Spangler placed ninth at the highly competitive North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships Saturday just north of San Francisco. “Allan Spangler who?,”… Read more »

Dunbar eighth at USATF 12K Championships

November 15, 2015

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar turned in a top-10 finish at today’s USATF 12K Championships in Virginia. The 24-year-old runner finished eighth with a time of 34 minutes, 49 seconds. Sam Chelanga won in 34:35. Dunbar, of Kodiak High fame, was an eight-time NCAA All-American at Oregon and Portland before turning pro this season. Click here to… Read more »

Young finishes second in age group at New York City Marathon

November 1, 2015

Anchorage runner Jeff Young finished second in the men’s 55-59 age group at today’s New York City Marathon. The 56-year-old covered the 26.2-mile course in 2 hours, 44 minutes, 42 seconds. The New York City Marathon featured more than 50,000 runners.

Callahan shoots for Olympic Trials in marathon, steeplechase

October 25, 2015

Maggie Callahan of Fairbanks will be knocking on the door of opportunity on Halloween. Never mind candy, though, she wants a sweet time in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon. “My goal is run to 1:15, which would qualify me for the marathon in the Olympic Trials in February,” Callahan told me. The 27-year-old… Read more »

Cherry runs 2:16 marathon, qualifies for Olympic Trials again

June 20, 2015

Chugiak’s Jesse Cherry is going back to the Olympic Trials in the marathon. The 28-year-old today ran a time of 2 hours, 16 minutes, 34 seconds at the Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota, to meet the B standard and earn an automatic berth for the second time. “You can find me at the Olympic Marathon… Read more »