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Equinox History

Matias Saari

The 54th annual Equinox Marathon is this Saturday in Fairbanks. A new book “The Equinox: Alaska’s Trailblazing Marathon” explores the story of the interior Alaska running classic, and its surprising significance in marathon history. KUAC’s Dan Bross spoke with the the book’s author: 5 time Equinox Marathon champion Matias Saari about why the event is more than just a race.

Dan has been in public radio news in Alaska since 1993. He’s worked as a reporter, newscaster and talk show host at stations in McGrath, Valdez and Fairbanks. Dan’s experience includes coverage of a wide range of topics, from wolf control to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and dog mushing.