Allan Spangler won his second consecutive Ben Blackgoat Memorial Race title on Saturday at Perseverance Trail.
The 32-year-old Wasilla native crossed the tape in the 7-mile race with the fourth-fastest time in course history, according to online records. Spangler, the Equinox Marathon two-time defending champion, finished in 40 minutes, 41 seconds, over a minute faster than his winning time a year ago (42:08).
Jesse Stringer, a high school track and field coach at Juneau-Douglas: Yadaat.at Kalé, has the all-time course record at 39:37.
Josh Musson (42:21), Zack Bursell (44:00), Riley Moser (44:01) and Seth Rutt (44:54) rounded out the top-five. Kendri Cesar won the women’s title, placing 15th overall with a time of 57:37.
Sadie Tuckwood and Eli Crupi won the short course races. Tuckwood spanned the 4-mile course in 28:19; Crupi covered the 2-mile route in 17:01. Just shy of 70 runners came out in total.
It was the 23rd offering of the popular trail run that memorializes the late Ben Blackgoat, who died in a 1996 running accident on the trail.