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Athlete of the Week

Congrats to this week’s winner! Richie Diehl February 19th, 2021 Aniak musher Richie Diehl won the Kuskokwim 300, a race he grew up watching and dreaming of winning. Diehl, 35, posted a time of 36 hours, 8 minutes and took a 43-minute win over his good friend, Pete Kaiser, a five-time champion from Bethel who… Read more »

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Alaska Run For Women

Once a year on a Saturday in June, women and girls from across Alaska take over the Anchorage Football Stadium, ready to paint the town pink. They wear pink tutus, boas, tank tops, socks, shorts, hair — pink because that’s the color associated with breast cancer, and the Alaska Run for Women is both a women’s-only footrace and a fundraiser for breast cancer-related charities.

Schumacher, Jager part of historic USA gold medal in Finland

The United States has really never been known for cross-country skiing. But Anchorage’s Gus Schumacher and Luke Jager are changing that. The Alaskans helped Team USA make history with the country’s first gold medal in the U20 men’s 4x5K relay at the World Junior Championships in Lahti, Finland. Jager skied the first classic leg, Vermont’s… Read more »

Wilcox pedals to prosperity in 9-day, 1,300-mile French Divide

Record-breaking bikepacking veteran Lael Wilcox of Anchorage is well rehearsed in overcoming obstacles on the trail, but nothing could have prepared her for what she experienced in the French Divide. A relativity new race, the 1,300-mile event is still working out some kinks with its route and many times had riders breaking trail. “The concept… Read more »

Roelle rips off two PRs, wins three medals at conference meet

Anchorage’s Rachel Roelle of Eastern Oregon University ripped off a massive 11-second personal record in the 1,500-meter run at the Cascade Conference Championships in Hermiston, Oregon. The senior clocked a time of 4:34.01 to break a 9-year-old school record and hit the NAIA national qualifying mark in earning a silver medal in the women’s final…. Read more »