Congrats to this week’s winner!

Marko Cheseto

October 18th, 2019

Six months after setting the double-amputee marathon world record in Boston (02:42:24), former UAA runner Marko Chesto rewrote the record book by finishing the Chicago Marathon in 2:37:23, breaking his old record by five minutes. Marko attributes his faster time to nutrition and training volume. Cheseto signed with Nike recently as an adaptive athlete. “I didn’t anticipate I’d be sponsored by Nike,” said Cheseto in regards to when he started running marathons.

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame  Alaska Athlete of the Week is selected each Friday with the winner announced every Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Sports Guys on CBS Sports 590AM and 96.7FM and Monday morning on our Facebook page.  Have a candidate in mind? Email us at

Past Winners

Alev Kelter

October 11th, 2019

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter powered Team USA to a gold medal with three straight strong scoring games on the final day of a World Rugby Sevens series tournament. The 28-year-old playmaker tallied 27 of the team’s 74 total points in Team USA’s wins over Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Kelter’s  30 tournament appearances is most in USA Women’s rugby sevens history.

Elijah Lilio

October 4th, 2019

The Bartlett High School Golden Bears running back scored five touchdowns and rushed for 345 yards on 34 carries in a 58-35 Senior Day victory over the Wasilla Warriors. Lilio capped off his outstanding performance with a 52-yard game-sealing touchdown run in which he broke several tackles.


Aaron Fletcher

September 27th, 2019

The Anchorage runner shattered the Equinox Marathon record, Alaska’s longest standing running record, on a cold muddy course in Fairbanks. The win is the latest in a string of impressive achievements for the former South Anchorage Wolverines and BYU Cougars standout who will be competing in the US Olympic marathon trials in February 2020.


Mikey Connelly

September 20th, 2019

Mikey won the Alyeska Climbathon and became the first person to complete 13 trips up the mountain’s North Face trail in less than 10 hours. The win was the third straight for the 17-year-old mountain running prodigy from Eagle River.



Suzanne Ray

September 13th, 2019

One of the Alaska’s top runners in the ’80s and ’90s Ray set the 65-69 age-group national record by running 12,850 meters in an hour, breaking the previous U.S. record of 11,795 meters set in 2017.



Kayla Sims

September 6th, 2019

Using her 5th year of collegiate eligibility after an All-American volleyball career at The Master’s University, the multi-sport standout netted two goals in a 2-1 win over Kansas Wesleyan. The South Anchorage Wolverines graduate now has two goals and two assists for a team-best six points through the first five games.


Sean Rash

August 30th, 2019

The Anchorage professional bowler beat three consecutive opponents in the stepladder finals to win the PBA Wolf Open in Aurora, Illinois. The 14-year veteran now has 14 career PBA titles.


Chad Trammell

August 23rd, 2019

The Anchorage endurance athlete recently finished 2nd in the Leadville 100 in Colorado – one the most famous and grueling ultramarathons in the world.