Posts By: Harlow Robinson

Alaska runners crush it nationwide

November 18, 2019

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 »

Kramer, South High girls shine at Mt. Sac XC Invite in California

November 1, 2019

Kendall Kramer of Fairbanks went out with a bang in her last high school cross country running race. Kramer, a three-time Alaska state high school cross country champion, dominated the Girls Division 3/4/5 Individual Sweepstakes race at the Mt. Sac XC Invite Oct. 25 in California, which was established in 1948 and is billed as… Read more »

Thanks for Voting!

Nearly 1,000 people participated in this year’s public vote. The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame selection panel convened Dec 8th to review the public vote results and complete their own ballots.  The Class of 2020 will be announced on Dec 12th.  

Ross places 23rd at XTerra World Championship in Hawaii

October 31, 2019

Will Ross of Anchorage placed 23rd among 390 men at the XTerra World Championship in Kapalua, Hawaii. Competing in the pro division, Ross finished the race billed as the world’s premier off-road triathlon in 2 hours, 52 minutes and 55 seconds. He recorded splits of 25:15 for the 1-mile swim, 1:35:45 for the 19.2-mile bike… Read more »

Arneson shatters 12 Peak Challenge record

July 19, 2019

Anchorage mountain runner Lars Arneson shattered the 12 Peaks Challenge by completing the self-supported link-up of the 5,000 foot peaks in Chugach Mountains Front Range in 14 hours and 41 minutes. His effort the record held by Adam Jensen and Matt Shryock by more than 3 hours (17:43 on 7/20/18). “I was definitely on a mission,”… Read more »

Tomsich qualifies for U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

April 29, 2019

Tony Tomsich qualified for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials on Sunday with 11 seconds to spare. “I feel pretty on top of the world. Everything I could have imagined came together yesterday,” Tomsich said by phone on Monday. “I threw my hands up like 20 meters from the line because I knew I was going… Read more »

Alaskans shine at 123rd running of Boston Marathon

April 15, 2019

Marko Cheseto outdid himself at the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15 and was rewarded with a world record. Keri McEntee made a similar improvement but came away heartbroken. Cheseto, previously a national champion runner at the University of Alaska Anchorage who now lives in Orlando, Fla., set a world record for double amputees in… Read more »

Who were Alaska’s top athletes this past year? We want to hear from you!

February 27, 2019

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors’ is  preparing to select the annual Directors Awards winners recognizing Alaska’s top athletes this past year. Please take a moment to submit your recommendations here. Both the adult and high school winners will be honored at the ceremony and banquet at the Anchorage Museum, April 25th. Pride of Alaska… Read more »

Take our survey, win a hoodie!

February 11, 2019

We’re giving away hoodies!  Take our survey here and have your named entered to win ASHOF shwag.  The sweatshirts come in navy blue or heather gray. To better meet the needs of Alaskan sports fans, we’re exploring expansion of our Alaska Sports Blog.  Your input will help inform the development process.  Tell us how you like to… Read more »