Anchorage's Aaron Fletcher Sets Record in Utah's Saint George Marathon

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Alaska has had some fast runners in its history, but a new competitor has joined the ranks, with Aaron Fletcher of Anchorage who had a record setting run in Utah's Saint George Marathon.
His final time was two hours, 14 minutes, and 45 seconds, which is second for the state in terms of total time in a marathon.
That distinction belongs to David Morris who ran the 1999 Chicago Marathon in a time of two hours, nine minutes, and 32 seconds.
Here is the top five marathon times for Alaskans, and we have covered the first two.
In third is Jesse Cherry with a time of two hours, 16 minutes, and 31 seconds in 2012, then in fourth is Rick Wilhelm's two hours, and 17 minute race in 1991, and in fifth is Kris Mueller's two hours, 19 minutes, and 26 second run in 1986.
Fletcher graduated from South Anchorage, where he helped the Wolverines win three straight Cook Inlet Conference Championships from 2006 till 2008.
At BYU, he went on to earn NCAA Division I All American honors in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.
Fletcher also has been tearing up marathon courses in Utah this year, breaking course records as well as dominating the competition.
With the Timp Trail Marathon, the 26 point eight mile Elephant Rock Trail Run, the Top of Utah Half Marathon, and now the Saint George Marathon under his belt, it is safe to say that hard work does pay off.
Fletcher broke the course record by one minute and 11 seconds, all while battling a nosebleed during the race.
From mile nine to mile 12, he had a nosebleed he needed to tend to.
Fletcher said the people in the lead car gave him some tissues to help curb the bleeding.
That all happened and he still broke the record.