With well over 50 years of history, the Equinox Marathon, Relay, and Ultramarathon have seen some amazing performances, all the more amazing given the frequently challenging weather and trail conditions. On this page, we’ve attempted to gather together the best of the best of those performances.
One factor to keep in mind is that the marathon course has changed over the years. it’s overall difficulty has stayed constant–there’s no getting around that every year requires climbing Ester Dome twice!–but local development and the shifting landscape has meant varying amounts of the course are on roads and trails, although the latter have always dominated.
The other thing to keep in mind is that this page is new after the 2016 Equinox, and it is most definitely a work in progress. In particular, we don’t have any relay statistics yet, but they will be coming. If you have suggestions for improvements or corrections, please contact the Web master.
We are deeply indebted to John Estle and his SportAlaska Event Timing for recording and compiling these records over the years, as well as providing the fascinating documents you’ll find at the bottom of this page.
All-Time Equinox Records
|Male||Marathon Overall||Stan Justice||2:41:30||1984|
|Female||Marathon Overall||Christy Marvin||3:15:06||2014|
|Male||Most Marathons Finished||Corky Hebard||42|
|Male||Shortest Victory Margin||Tony Davies||0:00:05||1995|
|Female||Shortest Victory Margin||Marcie Trent||0:00:07||1970|
|Male||Longest Victory Margin||Kevin Brinegar||0:16:32||2003|
|Female||Longest Victory Margin||Gail Bakken-Johnson||0:41:15||1963|
The following documents were provided by John Estle of SportAlaska Event Timing, and explore the breadth and depth of runners of the Equinox over the years. They collectively provide some fascinating insights into the amazing performances of athletes over the years. We’re sure that you’ll be as fascinated as we are by the data.
NOTE: These documents take some serious work to produce. We can’t promise that they’ll be updated each year, but we’ll try to keep them current as soon after each Equinox as we can. But it just won’t happen quickly or even every year.
- Top 150 Fastest Men
- Top 150 Fastest Women
- Champions by Year
- Best Masters Runners
- Legends of the Equinox – Men
- Legends of the Equinox – Women
- Highest Quality Consecutive Multi-Year Streaks
- Fastest to Slowest Winners
- Most Races Finished
- Victory Margins – Men
- Victory Margins – Women
- Fastest First Time Runners
- Record Progression
- Ages of Champions
- Fastest Times For the First 10 Places
- Best Runners Never to Win
- List of All Top 5 Finishers
- Time Rankings by Every Age