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Anchorage's Kikkan Randall stretched her ski across the finish line and broke new ground for U.S. skiing Tuesday. Randall, 26, held off Finland's Pirjo Muranen in a photo finish in the Czech Republic to take silver in the world championship sprint, becoming the first American woman to win a world or Olympic medal in cross-country skiing.Beth Bragg
A German who left his homeland to embrace the wilds of Canada's Yukon territory has become the new champion of the grueling Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, beating Hugh Neff of Skagway by 4 minutes. Craig Medred
APU nordic skier Katie Ronsse edged teammate Tazlina Mannix by sixth-tenths of a second as a pack of APU skiers led the way Sunday in the Sven Johansson 30-K freestyle race on Sunday at Kincaid Park.
What's happening in sports and recreation around Anchorage
On odd-numbered years such as this one, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race follows its southern route through ghost towns like Ophir and Iditarod, piercing hundreds of miles of forbidding and frigid wilderness.Mike Campbell
Suddenly, the UAA gymnastics team is on a roll. The Seawolves earned their highest point ever at home -- and the third highest in team history -- to defeat Temple 192.15-190.725 at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on Sunday.Mike Campbell
Anchorage cross-country skier James Southam on Sunday delivered his best race ever at a world championship event, finishing 33rd in the men's 30-kilometer pursuit at the Nordic World Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic.Mike Campbell
William Kleedehn's once-comfortable lead of nearly three hours in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race evaporated on Sunday.Mike Campbell
Cam Keith scored two third-period goals as the Aces snapped a six-game winless streak on the road with a 6-3 victory over the Ontario Reign at Citizens Business Bank Arena in California.Mike Campbell
Soldotna prevailed in both boys and girls events at the Region III Cross Country Ski Championship at the Tsalteshi Trails at Skyview High School under clear skies Saturday.

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