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Holly Brooks

The journey that took Holly Brooks from ski coach to two-time Olympic skier rivals any storybook. Brooks became an elite athlete relatively late in life, coming from nowhere to make the 2010 Winter Olympics cross-country ski team at age 27 and becoming a key figure in the rise of the U.S. women’s ski team on the international stage.

Holly Brooks

While coaching full-time at the Alaska Pacific University nordic program, Holly surprised many by qualifying to ski at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She then focused on competitive skiing and returned to the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Competing on the World Cup, Holly posted several top-10 individual finishes and was a member of the U.S. women’s relay team that won… Read more »

Lefever, Hooe, Brooks and AWG headline Hall’s Class of 2018

Anchorage’s Dolly Lefever didn’t set out to climb all of the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, but that’s exactly what she did. Lefever made mountaineering magic in 1993 when she reached the top of Australia’s Mount Kosciuszko to become the first American woman and third woman ever to conquer the famed Seven… Read more »

Alaska runners crush it nationwide

From California to Utah to North Carolina, Alaskans ran up a storm over the weekend. Reigning Mount Marathon Race champion Hannah LaFleur of Seward won the Catalina Half Marathon and placed fourth overall in 1 hour, 37 minutes and 11 seconds. LaFleur received a strong challenge from Californian Evelyne Ruiz (1:37:27) and broke the existing… Read more »

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Winners for Inaugural Youth Awards Announced

The talent pool is deep for Alaska high school sports stars, but the cream of the crop always rises to the top. Three teens in particular have been recognized by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame for displaying winning characteristics in competition and demonstrating  championship character in life. Dimond basketball star Alissa Pili, Service cross-country Skimeister… Read more »