Heart Run raises $240,000 for association

Apr 28, 2013 -- 10:45am


- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Organizers of the Alaska Heart Run collected $240,000 for the fight against heart disease and stroke at the running event. The Anchorage Daily News reports 5,300 participants took part Saturday in the Anchorage runs that raise money for the American Heart Association. Former University of Alaska Anchorage runner Alfred Kangogo won the men's 5-kilometer race in 14 minutes, 52.48 seconds, the fourth-fastest time in the history of the race. Jake Moe was second. Former UAA runner Hallidie Wilt won the women's race in 18 minutes, 3 seconds. She finished 34th overall in the field of 1,489 runners. Service High senior Jenette Northey was second in the women's race, 22 seconds behind Wilt. Another 3,800 participants ran in the untimed 5-kilometer or 3-kilometer events.

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