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Top Tips from Brenda Martinez

September 17, 2017

"That feeling of not feeling sorry for yourself is something they’ve instilled in me from a young age."

By SPIKES

Brenda Martinez is speedy on the track, but drives 'like an old lady'. The USA middle distance star and 2016 Rio Olympian shares some of her best bits of advice for on and off the...

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Blankenship records fastest Mile in Alaska

September 16, 2017

Racing in cold and rainy conditions in Kodiak yields third sub-4 in 4 days

By Alaska Dispatch News

The Great Alaska Miles Series wrapped up Saturday in Kodiak, where 2016 Rio Olympic runner Ben Blankenship ran the fastest Mile recorded in Alaska.

Blankenship, of Eugene, Oregon, topped a...

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Olympian Ben Blankenship has bounced back big

September 15, 2017

"I always want to finish a race knowing I worked as hard as I could. That I did everything I could, and I couldn't have done any better."

By Doyle Woody, Alaska Disptach News

Ben Blankenship is a 2016 Rio Olympian and a national champion Miler, a Nike-sponsored athlete who competes in Diamond...

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On historic night of running, two break sub-4 minutes in the Mile in Anchorage

September 14, 2017

"It's great to see these athletes up here, especially so the younger kids can see it and get some inspiration. It's nice exposing them to athletes of this caliber."

By Beth Bragg, Alaska Dispatch News

Fourth place has never felt better for Trevor Dunbar.

Dunbar, the only Alaskan to break...

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