ANCHORAGE – Juneau native Geoff Roes claimed his third Crow Pass Crossing title in four years Saturday, clocking a course-record time of 2 hours, 54 minutes, 44 seconds in the 27th annual race.
Roes topped former Seawolf All-American and 2006 champion Eric Strabel, who ran the fourth-fastest time in the race's history in 2:59:41. Christopher Clark claimed third place.
Abby Rideout claimed the title in the women's division in an impressive 3:50:54, while current Seawolf All-America skier Jaime Bronga also broke the 4-hour barrier in 3:59:58.
Sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage Milers Booster Club, the prestigious trek covers approximately 24 miles along the Crow Pass Trail from its start near Girdwood to the Eagle River Nature Center. The total gradient is 5,959 feet, with a peak elevation gain of 3,888 feet.