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Dare to Dream

April 16, 2014
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Mike Halko ran the Boston Marathon in 1994, finishing in a time of 3 hours, 8 minutes and 3 seconds, placing him 1,872nd of 8,105 entries. He then participated in the 100th running of the Boston Marathon as part of Team Alaska in 1996 – an idea he had contemplated for two years. He ran again in 2002, while he was living in Dillngham, finishing in 3:15:08.

Boston Marathon can be a reality with a little planning   Earning an entry to the Boston Marathon is a formidable task that 60 Alaskans have achieved this year. The…

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Running on love

February 12, 2014
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Shane Gharling proposes to Julia Khvasecho at the Louisiana Marathon in January, 2012. By Mike Halko

When it comes to romance, there is no finish line Running can set one’s heart racing on both physical and emotional levels.  Every time you lace up your shoes to…

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The Bucket List finish line

January 27, 2014
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Now’s the time of year to make your own bucket list of Alaska running events. Photo by Mike Halko

What’s on your list of must-do Alaska races?   Ah, another year is upon us.  A chance to recalibrate your fitness goals is at your doorstep.  It’s a perfect moment…

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Time to run

December 10, 2013
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Mike Halko traveled to the East Coast in October to run the Marine Corps marathon in honor of a friend’s father, who was a Marine Corps aviator with 126 combat missions in Vietnam.

Give the gift of health when making running a priority   In the spirit of the holidays, remember that it is better to give than receive. The one priceless gift…

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Ahead of the pack

October 14, 2013
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Bear track in snow - Run Wild

Start training in autumn for results come spring   Jumpstart your running program for 2014 by making October the start of your “Physical Year.”  Here are some reasons to recalibrate…

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Less can be more

September 17, 2013
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A good taper will keep you on pace for a PR. Mike Halko

Tapering can help prepare you for a PR You can maximize your chance at achieving that elusive personal record at any distance by following a well-designed tapering prior to your…

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