Technically, Kenny Herriot won The Alaska Challenge handcycle race when he finished Monday’s final, taxing stage, an 18.8-mile, rain-soaked, mist-shrouded climb from Palmer to Independence Mine in Hatcher Pass.

By the Scot’s reckoning, though, the springboard to victory was loaded in the weeks and months prior to the week-long, eight-stage grind of the Challenge.

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Shelby Lum
The 53-year-old Scot won seven of eight stages, including Monday's finale up Hatcher Pass, and tied for first in the other stage of the handcycle race.Doyle Woody
With their doubleheader sweep of Fairbanks on Monday, the Anchorage Bucs have won four straight baseball games and increased their lead in the Alaska Baseball League's American League to 4.5 games.Alaska Dispatch News
Chugiak's 17-1 regular-season record earned it the top seed in the eight-team, double-elimination state tournament that opens Tuesday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.Alaska Dispatch News
Palmer's Wylie Mangelsdorf finished 14th Saturday at the U.S. Mountain Running Championships in Bend, Oregon, and Anchorage's Matt Shryock took 17th.Alaska Dispatch News
The Bucs' 5-0 win over the Fairbanks Goldpanners on Sunday, coupled with Peninsula's 10-7 loss at Chugiak-Eagle River, pushed to four games the Bucs' lead over the Oilers in the Alaska Baseball League's American League .Alaska Dispatch News
The Olympic bronze medalist and former Eielson High star is gearing up for the world championships in Beijing in August.Alaska Dispatch News
Three men shared Sunday's victory in a 58.2-mile road race on the Parks Highway.Alaska Dispatch News
Chugiak beat the league-leading Mat-Su Miners with a run-scoring double play in the 10th inning.Alaska Dispatch News
Christy Marvin and Holly Brooks finished 24 seconds apart, with Marvin posting the sixth-fastest time in race history and Brooks clocking the eighth fastest.Beth Bragg