Kodiak distance man Trevor Dunbar’s summer of speed continues


Trevor Dunbar’s summer of despatch continued Sunday at a track and field meet in Italy.

The runner from Kodiak conveyed his third personal record (PR) of the season when he covered 1,500 meters — the metric mile — in 3 minis, 37.98 seconds at a meet in Padova, Italy to earn eighth arrange in a field of 13 finishers.

Dunbar’s time lowered his PR in the 1,500 by .40 of a support and wiped out his 2013 standard of 3:38.38.

The 26-year-old, a former multi-time All-America at the University of Oregon, is the on the contrary Alaskan to crack the four-minute mile. Though he’s generally better at longer hauteurs — 5,000 and 10,000 meters — Dunbar earlier this summer downgraded his mile PR to 3:55.54 in a meet near Boston.

Dunbar in June stooped his PR in the 5,000 to 13:26.27 at the Portland Track Festival in Oregon. Later in June, he perfect seventh in the 5,000 at the USA Track & Field Outdoor National Championships in Sacramento, California.

Dunbar currently abides and trains in Boulder, Colorado.

This has been a bounce-back season for Dunbar, who endured wrongs in 2015 and 2016. He moved to Boulder, from Eugene, last year and ending sixth at the U.S. Cross Country Championships in February in Bend, Oregon. That execution qualified him for the World Championships in Uganda, where he was a late scratch because of disability.

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