KTUU Sports Podcast: Don Clary, Alaska running legend

Published: May. 30, 2019 at 9:03 PM AKDT
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This week on the KTUU Sports Podcast, we caught up with Alaska running legend Don Clary. The former East High School standout still holds high school records from 1975. He went on to become a four-time All-American at the University of Oregon, and the first Alaskan track and field athlete to compete in the Olympics.

What is the KTUU Sports Podcast?

Each week, the KTUU Sports Department will sit down and talk sports from different perspectives than you're used to seeing on television. The goal of the podcast is to go more in-depth with the subjects being interviewed, rather than the quick soundbite you might hear on television

KTUU Sports Podcast Notes

– Dicsuss a quick summary of Don’s running career, and how he ended up on the podcast.


– Clary discusses his distance records from East High School in 1975, and how they’ve held up.


– How Clary got involved in running


-- What Clary’s training looked like in Anchorage during the 1970s, and running the hallways of East High.


-- What led up to Clary’s record-breaking performance in 1975

10:00 -13:00

-- His progression as a teenage runner from wanting to run under a 9-minute two mile, his best mile and then focusing on running 3,000 to 5,000 Meters.


-- Clary's recruitment to Oregon.


-- How he made a name for himself on campus.


-- Olympic Trials and his journey to the 1984 Olympics.

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