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“Don’t be late for dinner!”

My father-in-law, Blake Marr is a wonderful man, full of incredible life stories! One of my favorite stories is how his buddies that where swimmers, runners and cyclists had the idea to challenge each other and organize an adventure combining the three endurance races on Oahu: the 2.4 miles rough water swim, the 112 miles Dick Evans ride around the island of Oahu, and the Honolulu Marathon. In the end of the day they wanted to prove who was the…

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Lavaman Triathlon 2015

This past Sunday I crossed the finish line for the fifth time in one of my favorite Olympic distance triathlon races, the Lavaman Triathlon, in Waikoloa, on the Big Island. The first time I raced Lavaman was in 2007, and for some crazy reason Tim decided to sign me up as an elite athlete. It was the first time I had such a small number in my arm, and also the first time I racked my little bike next to…

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My Ironman Hawaii: A Sweet Adventure

Yesterday Ironman Hawaii completed 37 years of existence. The first time I heard about this adventure in 1999 I thought: “I would love to do that one day!” At that time I was around 15 years old, and I didn’t swim, bike or run. But I loved the idea of doing all three in Hawaii!…

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The story behind this photo

Back in 2008, Tim and I raced the Ironman World Championship for the first time. It was a big deal for us not just because it was the World Championship, but because was going to be my very first ironman race distance and my first marathon ever! And for Tim, it was going to be the first time a professional triathlete born and raised in Hawaii was going to line up with the best triathletes in the world at the…

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