The Ironman triathlon is coming to Juneau on August 7, 2022.
Lydia Jacoby is headed back to 12th grade and another year of swimming for Seward High School.
Jacoby’s father says he knew his daughter had the training to be able to win, and her mind was in the right place.
Randall has been living in Canada but grew up in Anchorage and won an Olympic gold medal in 2018.
Alaska Public Media’s Jeff Chen photographed the 2021 World Eskimo-Indian Olympics last week on Thursday and Friday evening in Fairbanks. Here’s a snapshot.
Megan O’Leary, who coached Jacoby in Seward, said Jacoby had her eyes on the gold before she jumped in the pool. “She texted me before her race and she said, ‘I want it,'” she said. “And I was like, ‘Then you got it.’”
Jacoby beat Olympic record holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa and her teammate Lilly King, who won the event at the 2016 Olympics.
Jacoby will compete in the women’s final on Tuesday in Tokyo — that’s Monday at 6:17 p.m. Alaska time.
Fans of Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby and Eagle River rugby player Alev Kelter they may have to stay up late — or get up very early — to catch the action live.
Natola Hawthorne headed back home to Atlanta Friday and her main job as a school secretary. But she spent most of the summer enjoying Alaska and honing her craft of umpiring, as one of very few women involved in the male-dominated sport.