While her competitors waited out a blizzard during the 1985 Iditarod, Libby Riddles, 28, mushed into the teeth of the storm. Howling winds, poor visibility and bone-chilling cold eventually forced her to spend the night wrapped in her sled bag, but Riddles continued and became the first woman to win the race. Her daring run became a media event and raised the Iditarod's national profile.
Times the Stanley Cup has visited Anchorage in the last four years, courtesy of hometown hero Scott Gomez of the New Jersey Devils.
Age of Anchorage-born Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling when his family moved to Arizona.
NCAA individual skiing champions who attended Alaska- Anchorage, which has produced 78 All-Americas in the sport.
Alaskans on the 2002 U.S. Winter Olympic team, in biathlon, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and ski jumping.
Weight, in pounds, of the world-record king salmon hooked by Les Anderson of Soldotna in 1985 on the Kenai River.
"I can't believe humans live here."
—UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI CENTER TITO HORFORD, UPON HIS TEAM'S ARRIVAL IN FRIGID ANCHORAGE FOR THE 1987 GREAT ALASKA SHOOTOUT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT