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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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Gene Fullmer, who won the world middleweight championship in 1957, died at home Monday night. His younger brother, Jay Fullmer, was laid to rest Monday afternoon. The youngest of the Fighting Fullmers, Don, die...
Mikie Brinkerhoff had back surgery in eighth grade to correct a 72-percent curve in her spine. It ended her dance and gymnastics dreams, but eventually led her to distance running, a sport she said gave her fri...
South Summit High and the community service group MiteE Team have organized fundraisers, including a GoFundMe page, to benefit LCA goalie Ilari Laine, who was severely injured in a soccer collision two weeks ag...
Local boxing coach and official Jay Fullmer passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning at Huntsman Cancer Institute surrounded by the only prize he really cared about — his family. He will be inducted...
Athletes and teams from around Utah, from a variety of sports, were recognized at the Fourth Annual State of Sport Awards Tuesday night at EnergySolutions Arena. Comedian Jay Leno delighted the audience with hi...
The 14th annual Swing for Life softball tournament and fundraiser raises money for the Huntsman Cancer Institute. In more than a decade of service, the athletic teams have raised more than $1 million for cancer...
Many people have asked why Team Red, White and Blue carries the American flag while running. Some team members share their reasons. In Saturday's flag relay during the Salt Lake Marathon, I carried the flag for...
Utah football's director of strength and conditioning Doug Elisaia sets up workout areas dubbed "The Pit" on the sidelines where healthy players participate in regular practices. Its purpose is to rehab injurie...
Mike Nelson grew up watching his father compete in marathons and yearned to join him in a race. At 10, his father told him if he could complete the training, he could run. Saturday was his first marathon win.
The Olympic gold medalist has had immeasurable impact on winter sports and the ski community in Utah and beyond, and he will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Governor's State of Sport Awards on Tue...