Allie Ostrander's time is the fastest this season in Division I, and Joyce Chelimo's is the fastest in Division II.Beth Bragg
Jesse Cherry, a 30-year-old Chugiak High graduate, will race in his second Olympic Trials marathon Saturday. A viewing party at the Skinny Raven Sports downtown store is planned for 9 a.m., when televised coverage of the race begins.  Doyle Woody
Many Southcentral Alaska races have grown in popularity while more and more new races crop up ever year. That leaves stalwart Alaska racers with more options than ever while the bar of entry for new racers or would-be runners feels lower and less scary. Alli Harvey
In less than one hour Sunday, Anna Dalton ran 36 laps around The Dome's indoor track. Alaska Dispatch News
Also, the Municipality of Anchorage has put the 2016 Alaska Runner's Calendar on the InternetAlaska Dispatch News

Runners compete in the Northern Lights Resolution Run at the Alaska Pacific University campus Thursday.

Bob Hallinen
Hallidie Wilt led the women and was second overall in the 5-K race at UAA.Alaska Dispatch News
A Danish web site crunched the numbers from nearly 135,000 consumer reviews it gathered over a year, along with the suggested retail price of most of the popular brands, and unearthed some surprises. Lenny Bernstein | The Washington Post
Jacob Kirk and Denali Strabel set the pace for a field of more than 1,600 runners in Thursday's Turkey Trot 5-kilometer race downtown.Alaska Dispatch News
A Boise State freshman from Soldotna, Allie Ostrander finished five seconds behind the winner.Josh Cook