Halladie Wilt continued her winning ways Saturday, cruising to victory in the Alaska Run for Women, her fifth triumph in six races this summer
Wilt, who grew up in Unalaska and competed collegiately at UAA, was never threatened in the 5-mile race that started at Sullivan Arena and ended at Anchorage Football Stadium.
She finished in 28 minutes, 49.55 seconds, beating defending champion Susan Bick of Anchorage by more than 35 seconds.
Bick (29:25.36) held a comfortable lead over third-place Denali Foldager (29:51.72). Those were the only runners who cracked the 30-minute barrier.
The 22nd annual race attracted nearly 6,300 girls and women, a slight dip from the three previous races, each of which drew nearly 7,000. The event nonetheless set a record for donations raised by participants with an unofficial $175,000. That's about $9,000 more than last year's tally.
The race, a fundraiser for breast cancer charities, has raised more than $3.5 million.
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