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Ocean Runner: Sharon Keith

Perfecting the mechanics of the run sounds easier to do that it is. Ocean Running was a blessing. I could initially work on form without worrying if I was doing it right or not. I can't see what I'm doing while running, but the coaches can. They keep a watchful eye on everyone's form. …

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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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Fernanda Keller

For many people Fernanda Keller is the legendary Brazilian triathlete who raced Ironman Hawaii 24 times, finished in the top three six times, won Ironman Brazil 5 times, and competed in hundreds more ironmans and triathlons around the world. For others Fernanda Keller is the athlete we see on the media. She is always swimming, cycling and running with colorful feminine clothes, wearing earrings, rings and other accessories, which is rare to see when you watch women competing in triathlon.…

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Davide Giardini

A few months ago, I was hanging out with a few friends, and I heard two guys talking about Davide. The conversation goes like this: – Hey, I heard that Davide is a pro triathlete now. – Yes! And he is getting fast! – But when he lived in Hawaii, he used to surf a lot, right? – Yes! Surf, windsurf, kite surf…But now he is living in Boulder, and he is super serious about triathlon. He is already beating…

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Paul Ambrose

During my Memorial weekend in Boulder, CO, I had the chance to catch up with Paul Ambrose, a multiple ironman champion from Sydney, Australia. Like most of the Aussie triathletes I have met, Paul is a free spirited triathlete who is passionate about training, racing hard and hanging out at coffee shops sharing good times. For a lot of us amateur triathletes, it seems very glamorous to be a pro triathlete. However, our fun experience training and racing is very…

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Raul Boca

Raul made an impression on me from the very first time I met him (for the record he doesn’t remember – oh well!). It was back in 1997, when my godmother, Reca, invited me to live the life of my dreams for six months. I surfed, I played, I learned English, and I fell in love with Hawaii. One night when we were leaving a restaurant, Reca saw her old friends, Raul and Hina, standing outside. They told Reca that…

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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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