The 27th Crow Pass Crossing backcountry marathon is Saturday morning, and there will be blood. And, provided my usual contributions repeat, also a steady supply of whining, self-loathing, self-pity, sniveling, second-guessing, misery and perhaps even a culminating crying jag executed from the fetal position.Doyle Woody
Good weather greeted the 56 participants of Wednesday's mountain bike orienteering race at Far North Bicentennial Park, but the previous day's heavy rain made trails and roots slippery and left numerous mud puddles whose splashes coated glasses, maps and backsides.
Former Mayor's Marathon winner Ben Sauvage and Laura Gearhiser, a visitor from Knoxville, Tenn., won the men's and women's division, respectively, in the Anchorage Running Club's Masters 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) footrace Wednesday on the Coastal Trail.
Fairbanks, Dimond and Chugiak all have multiple players hitting above .400 in American Legion baseball this season, and when the state tournament begins today at Mulcahy Stadium, those three heavy-hitting teams will be among the top seeds.