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Delta Junction High School senior Hailey Williams has attracted national attention over the past couple of years for her record-setting sprints in short-distance events. Last month, she accepted an offer to run track and study health sciences at Duke University, becoming the first Delta athlete to be offered a chance to compete for an NCAA Division I school. And she hopes to inspire other small-school athletes in Alaska.


52nd Annual Equinox Marathon Starts Saturday

Sep 19, 2014

The 52nd annual Equinox Marathon gets underway in Fairbanks early Saturday morning. KUAC’s Emily Schwing has more.

Fairbanks, AK - REI will open a 30-thousand square foot store in Fairbanks next spring.  The company made the announcement Tuesday.  The new store will include a bike and ski shop.

Fairbanks, AK -  Jumping into the icy waters off the coast of Antarctica isn’t for everyone. But IT IS for open water swimmer, Lynne Cox. “There was a ship load of people there and they were there as tourists and they had no idea why I was there until I did the swim," she laughs as she remembers her swim.  "So it was really funny to come ashore but at the same time there were penguins that came down to the water and jumped in a swam under the boats around me and greeted us as we reached the shore,” she says.