Anchorage runner Fletcher named Alaska Athlete of the Week
Aaron Fletcher of Anchorage was named the Alaska Athlete of the Week after sweeping all three race titles of the Alaska Distance Classic in dominating fashion.
Fletcher won the 5-kilometer race and the 10-kilometer race, which made him the men’s Double Up champion.
Fletcher, who competed in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials earlier this year, won the 5K race by almost two and a half minutes with a time of 15:45, then followed that effort up by winning the 10K in 32:50. His combined time of 48:35 which was nearly 10 minutes faster than the runner-up.
The athlete of the week recipient is selected by a panel each Friday. View past winners here.