Amy Donaldson
Amy Donaldson covers high school sports, winter and Olympic sports, as well as outdoor and recreation. She manages the Deseret News' Reasons to Run blog, as well as writes a twice-a-month fitness column. She also writes a weekly general sports column each Monday. Donaldson was born in Utah, but graduated from Robert Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska. She graduated from Snow College and the University of Utah (Communications). She started at the Deseret News in 1991 covering night police/corrections and switched to sports in January of 2000.

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Racing cars has never been on my wish list, but drag racing at Rocky Mountain Raceway was an exhilarating experience.
Draper teen Pete Benda, 15, continues to defy the odds in recovering from a traumatic brain injury suffered while working on the set of a play at Juan Diego Catholic High School in October of 2012.
John Malfatto, T.R. Gourley and David Wulf will stage the first ever Slide the City even in downtown Salt Lake this Saturday. The giant water slide will take participants from the State Capitol to the Salt Lake...
Former addict helps others battle drug addiction by helping them find athletic achievement in Addict II Athlete. The group allows families and friends of addicts to find support and help, as well.
A group of athletes from the SBR Larry H. Miller elite triathlon team competed with five special needs children in Saturday's Echo Triathlon.
Jimmer Fredette talked to nearly 300 young people about being proactive about battling bullying before taking questions that ranged from his favorite NBA player (former BYU teammate Brandon Davies) to whether h...
BYU standout and NBA free agent Jimmer Fredette returned to Provo this week for the fourth annual Jimmerosity Basketball Camp.
Ryan Hall brought his father, Mickey Hall, to Utah for a fishing trip. The two shared a workout and running advice with Wasatch High athletes and a handful of local high school coaches and elite runners on Mond...
Christy Marshall ran her first half-marathon last July to honor her cousin's late husband and her disabled 12-year-old son. She finished the Star Valley Half Marathon in just over three hours. She will run agai...
The Old Glory Cross Country relay will see Red, White and Blue chapters carrying a flag from San Francisco to Bethesda, Maryland, in hopes of raising awareness about the issues facing U.S. veterans. A Utah grou...