Monthly Archives: June 2019

Nyholm completes a marathon on Mount Marathon

June 6, 2019

Climbing and descending the steep slopes of Seward’s Mount Marathon one time is an accomplishment. For Joe Nyholm, a single trip is merely a warmup. On June 1, Nyholm completed a marathon on Mount Marathon by running and hiking 26.5 miles in 18.5 hours while climbing 35,902 vertical feet. “I didn’t feel worn down until… Read more »

Eroh overcomes rugged course, field to win Highland Trail 550

June 5, 2019

Dusty Eroh of Anchorage rode to a remarkable 11-hour victory in the grueling Highland Trail 550-mile bikepacking race in Scotland. The 35-year-old clocked a winning time of 4 days, 2 hours and 51 minutes in the self-supported time trial that featured treacherous terrain and spectacular views of vast countryside. Don’t be fooled by the beauty,… Read more »

Wilcox wins, Tower nips Grande as 907 women excel in Kansas

June 4, 2019

Anchorage’s Lael Wilcox pedaled to victory in the women’s division and finished sixth out of 46 riders overall in the 350-mile ultra-endurance XL event of the Dirty Kanza races in Kansas. More than 2,700 bikers from all 50 states converged on the rolling Flint Hills to race hundreds of miles in what is dubbed the… Read more »

Heun earns split decision in Japan to get back into win column

June 3, 2019

In need of a win in a bad way, Jake Heun of Palmer moved up to heavyweight to face an opponent who had lost just once in the last eight years. It’s exactly what you’d expect from a fearless fighter like Heun. His bravado was rewarded in a big way as the 31-year-old scored a… Read more »

Holley looks to rejuvenate career with Ottawa RedBlacks in CFL

June 1, 2019

It didn’t take long for Caleb Holley of Anchorage to establish himself with his new Canadian Football League team. He caught the first pass on the Ottawa RedBlacks’ first offensive play of the preseason, turning a 30-yard reception into a 62-yard gain in a 25-21 loss to Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Canadian Football League. Holley,… Read more »