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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Big Island and Lavaman

Mauna Kea
Since everyone else was training and learning race basics from the committee, LJ and I decided to go to the top of Mauna Kea - the highest point in Hawaii, AND the tallest mountain in the world (it starts at the bottom of the ocean and reaches a height of 13,796 feet)

At the visitor information center (and just above cloud line)

Mauna Kea Silversword - endemic to Hawaii

Climbing to the top - yes, that's snow in Hawaii

Officially at the summit

artsy self-portrait on the way down

The next day was the big race and the reason we were there! LJ and I had 5 people to cheer for so we were quite busy moving around the course so we could cheer for everyone after swimming, biking, running, and then finishing...and they were all timed so we could do it! Thanks guys for coordinating like that ;)

This is what it looked like when you got to the finish...except by the time the racers got there, the sides behind the white fences were lined with people cheering

For quite a while the water was a flurry of arms and caps

Men returning in yellow on the left, women swimming out in red on the right

After swimming, then biking you get to run! This is why I cheered :)

Post-race relaxation

even for me (thanks KMJ for the photo)

Then at the post party we got to dance! (thanks again to KMJ for this photo)

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