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Not rain nor warmth nor lack of winter can keep the two-legged competitors from the historic Iditarod Trail. As the dog racers gear up to move north to Fairbanks in search of snow, the cyclists and runners of the Iditarod Trail Invitational are heading north along the classic trail. And they are likely to find themselves rolling along at record speeds.

Craig Medred
Jimmy Lanier of Chugiak held an eight-minute lead over Kevin Harper of Wasilla at the halfway point of the Junior Iditarod.Alaska Dispatch News
Junior M'Rcy Matsunami on Sunday became the second gymnast in UAA's 31 seasons of gymnastics to hit the 39-point mark in the all-around.Alaska Dispatch News
A slow, snowy 50-kilometer classic race wrapped up the World Nordic Ski Championships in Sweden, where Anchorage's Erik Bjornsen finished 43rd.Alaska Dispatch News
Skaters from Fairbanks and the UAA ski team set the pace at Sunday's long-track speedskating races at Cuddy Park.Alaska Dispatch News
Only victory Saturday night could keep UAA from being eliminated from WCHA playoff contention, and the Seawolves survived with a 6-1 win over No. 11-ranked Bowling Green.Doyle Woody
The UAA men's basketball team defeated Saint Martin's 101-67 on Saturday in the final home game of the season at the Alaska Airlines Center. Matt Tunseth
"It wasn't pretty, but we got it done," UAA women's basketball coach Ryan McCarthy said after a 74-64 win over a motivated Billings squad.Beth Bragg
Colorado skiers won three of Saturday's four races to claim the team title in the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association championships.Alaska Dispatch News
Niklas Lundstrom, who surrendered five goals in Alaska's 6-2 loss at Colorado, is under NHL contract to the St. Louis Blues, so the Aces are expected to use him. Thing is, Troy Redmann has been the better goalie.Doyle Woody