The Equinox Marathon is one of the most challenging anywhere, as it climbs up over Ester Dome in Fairbanks, and is also Alaska’s oldest. At one time it was the largest marathon in America, and one of the first to field women. For the next show we’ll hear from this year’s equinox champion, Matias Saari, who has won an amazing six times and also has just published a book about the race. In the second half of the show, we’ll hear an interview recorded in Fairbanks with a trails volunteer, who’ll tell us about the many routes and races that make that community a great place to visit. It’s great not only because of the land and events available, but also the relaxed Fairbanks spirit that makes it a good place to visit and is certainly embodied in the Equinox Marathon.
HOST: Charles Wohlforth
- Matias Saari, 16-time finisher of the Equinox Marathon and author of The Equinox: Alaska’s Trailblazing Marathon
- Eric Troyer, trail advocate and volunteer editor of Alaska Trails newsletter and Interior Trails Quarterly.
- Matias’s book The Equinox: Alaska’s Trailblazing Marathon
- The Equinox Marathon homepage
- Alaska Trails Newsletters
- Alaska Trails website
- Interior Trails Quarterly, August newsletter
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BROADCAST: Thursday, October 6, 2016. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, October 13, 2016. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT
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