Geoff Roes Sets Record – 2 hour 57 minutes Finish!

by Montrail on July 22, 2009

Records set in Crow Pass marathon. Dropped jaws and wide eyes were the order of the day Saturday at the finish line of the Crow Pass Crossing.

One of the biggest barriers in Alaska sports came crashing down as not one but two racers broke the three-hour mark in the grueling marathon-length wilderness run, something that once seemed improbable if not impossible.

Geoff Roes of Juneau and Eric Strabel of Anchorage set the bar sky-high for future racers. Roes, 33, won in 2 hours, 57 minutes, 11.7 seconds and Strabel, 27, placed second in 2:58:30.2. Click here to read Beth Bragg’s full story on Anchorage Daily News.

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