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Anchorage’s Corbyn Jahn finishes 175th at Boston Marathon; Irene Taylor wins women’s 75-79 age division

Anchorage’s Corbyn Jahn ran a sizzling 2 hour, 31 minute, 38 second time at the 126th Boston Marathon to finish in the top 200 among all racers Monday.

Jahn, a Colony High graduate, finished 175th overall and 159th in the men’s race. At age 31, Jahn has been a staple on the Alaska running scene for over a decade.

He placed 133rd in the men’s race in 2021, when it was held Oct. 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But his time Monday was almost three minutes faster than the 2:34.26 he registered in the fall.

Irene Taylor of Anchorage had come close before in attempting to take an age division title at the race. She cracked the top 10 in the her age group in 2018, but came through victorious on Monday. Her time of 4:41.27 was tops in the 75-79 women’s division.

Former UAA runner Marko Cheseto won the Para Athletics Division title with a time of 2:37.01. Cheseto had his lower legs amputated in 2011 after suffering from hypothermia and severe frostbite to his feet after being lost in the woods.

Jerome Ross, another perennial top finisher, placed 279th in the men’s race with a time of 2:36.07. Ross was 4th overall in his 45-49 men’s division.

The fastest women’s runner of the Alaskans was Kendra Paskvan of Anchorage, who finished the course in 3:03.25. Her time was fast enough for 305th place in the women’s race. Paskvan trimmed an impressive 15 minutes off her time from last summer’s Mayor’s Marathon in Anchorage, where she placed third with a time of 3:18.30.

Alaska finishers in the 126th Boston Marathon

Women

Kendra Paskvan, 27, Anchorage, 3:03.25 (3,922); Emily Evans, 24, Anchorage, 3:18.59 (7,461); Krista Casey, 34, North Pole, 3:19.10 (7,522); Katherine Schwerman, 23, Anchorage, 3:21.27 (8,136); Lindy Henrick, 35, Anchorage, 3:23.55 (8,765); Samantha Simpson, 36, Anchorage, 3:27.43 (9,791); Amanda Day, 43, Eagle River, 3:28.34 (10,044); Viviana Mina, 37, Eagle River, 3:28.43 (10,090); Colleen Richards, 48, Anchorage, 3:32.01 (11,003); Aimee O’Neil, 41, Anchorage, 3:40.31 (13,160); Robyn Mertz, 27, Anchorage, 3:43.01 (13,771); Amie Wu, 42, Anchorage, 3:49.10 (15,286); Kelsi Johnson, 34, Fairbanks, 3:51.38 (15,792); Gabrielle Jordan, 28, Anchorage, 4:13.25 (19,231); Susan Faulkner, 63, Fairbanks, 4:32.20 (21,126); Irene Taylor, 75, Anchorage, 4:41.27 (21,892); Helena Rueter, 56, Fairbanks, 5:32.05 (24,141)

Men

Corbyn Jahn, 31, Anchorage, 2:31.38 (175); Jerome Ross, 46, Anchorage, 2:36.07 (299); Derek Steele, 24, Anchorage, 2:48.35 (1,203); James Miller, 41, Anchorage, 2:53.04 (1,808); Rob Kinnear, 47, Anchorage, 3:07.49 (4,759); Nicholas Janssen, 38, Fairbanks, 3:08.32 (4,904); John Hellen, 55, Anchorage, 3:14.41 (6,303); Charles O’Brien, 35, Petersburg, 3:16.22 (6,744); Gregory Finstad, 67, Fairbanks, 3:44.25 (14,114); Samuel Snyder, 44, Anchorage, 3:54.57 (16,491); Andy Holland, 65, Fairbanks, 3:56.30 (16,762); Edward Wickham, 65, Anchorage, 4:03.35 (17,907); Jerry Jenkins, 70, Anchorage, 4:20.45 (20,072); Greg Galanos, 56, Anchorage, 5:28.21 (24,056)

Chris Bieri

Chris Bieri is the sports and entertainment editor at the Anchorage Daily News.

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