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World champ Jornet confirms plans to run Mount Marathon

Alaska’s famed Mount Marathon race in Seward took a major step forward two years ago when Eric Strabel of Anchorage shattered the race’s 32-year-old course record. The three-time champ believes the race will evolve even more this summer after world champion Kilian Jornet of Spain announced his plans to run Mount Marathon on July 4…. Read more »

Induction Ceremony set for Tonight!

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame ceremony to honor the Class of 2015 inductees and annual Directors’ Awards winners will take place tonight at the Anchorage Museum auditorium at 625 C Street in downtown Anchorage.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will be from 7:30-9pm with a receiving-line reception to follow in… Read more »

Mize, Pease, Brown headline Hall’s Class of ’15

Three athletes with remarkable resumes within their respective sports headline the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015 announced at a press conference today. Olympic biathlete and Anchorage Nordic skiing pioneer Dick Mize, Ketchikan basketball icon John Brown and mountain running legend Nancy Pease will be the next inductees into the Hall. Soldotna’s Michaela… Read more »

Mize, Pease, Brown headline Class of 2015

ANCHORAGE –   Three athletes with remarkable resumes within their respective sports were announced at a press conference today as members of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015.  Olympic biathlete and Anchorage Nordic Skiing pioneer Dick Mize,  Ketchikan basketball icon John Brown, and Mountain running legend Nancy Pease will be the next… Read more »

Mount Marathon

Runners in the annual Mount Marathon Race up and down the 3,022-foot slab of pain overlooking Resurrection Bay in Seward pass an emergency room before their tortuous grind up the mountain and pass it again after their harrowing descent. At mountain’s base sits an ambulance. Adjacent to the finish chute downtown is a medical tent. Countless numbers have left flesh and blood sprinkled among the rocks, cliffs, dirt, shale and scree along the course of three miles-plus in the Fourth of July race that officially began in 1915 .

Class of ’12 to be inducted tonight [Hall of Fame]

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame will honor the Class of 2012 tonight starting at the Anchorage Museum auditorium. The event is free. A large screen, seating and catering in the museum atrium will accommodate overflow viewing. The ceremony will feature video biographies, portrait unveilings, and acknowledgements by the Class of 2012 inductees. Bill Spencer… Read more »

What are the readers saying? (Hall of Fame)

Voting for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012 continues through the end of the month, but here are some emails submitted by readers: Recommendation:Bill Spencer Submitted by:Tom Corbin Why:I have Known & Respected Bill Spencer since Service High School Opened in 1971 & Bill was a Student/Athlete there. I met Bill there… Read more »