Anchorage runner Cody Priest was named Alaska Athlete off the Week after setting a course record at the Reckless Raven 50-mile Run in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

Priest, 34, covered the challenging course in 8 hours, 13 minutes and 57 seconds, an improvement of more than 16 minutes from the previous record set in 2019.

Priest finished nearly an hour ahead of runner-up Graham Nishikawa, a Canadian Olympic Nordic skier.

The race was Priest’s second major win in less than a year. He also claimed the Wasatch 100-miler in Utah last September.

The Alaska Athlete of the Week is selected by a panel each Monday.

Have a candidate in mind? Email us your nomination: info@alaskasportshall.org.

Also receiving votes: Holly Brooks, Pamela Chelsa, Hunter Williams, Gretchen Winter.

Photo courtesy of Michael McCann

 

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