Athletes/People

Thank You Kelly

Just wanted to say thanks to Kelly Hupp for a great job a few weeks ago with the Keiki triathlon.

My kids have done most of the races for the past few years and I gotta say this was the best race yet.

It was well oranized and run as well as a safe venue for such an event. We had many friends also racing who expressed similar praises. I truly hope the Hale Koa will host this event again and

maybe even more like it. Thanks again Kelly!

Mahalo,

The Dewald Family


H.U.R.T. Runners at the Rock & Roll Marathon

Two other H.U.R.T. runners were MIA (missing in action) from this past weekend's Mango Madness race. Their where-abouts have now been confirmed.

Marian and Neal Yasuda were in San Diego running in the Rock and Roll Marathon. This is a big race with over 17,000 finishers.

Marian ran a 3:53 and Neal's time was 4:07. Great job!

Full results can be searched here.


A Note from H.U.R.T. Friends

From John and PJ

For those that don't know "Marathon John", he is a great friend to HURT.
Before he left Hawaii 4-5 years ago, he did an enormous amount of work for our races, and contributed equipment that we still use in our races today.

For instance, one year at the Schofeild 50 Miler, he brought a bunch of his soldiers with him, and they put up a big tent for us to use during the race. Not only that, but they brought tables and chairs for us, coolers, etc. After the race, they took it all down and hauled it away! I remember he did the same thing for Triple Trek one year. He could never do enough for us.

We've been keeping in touch, hoping he and his family would get back here. Some day that will happen. Here is a recent note from him.

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Steve Dewald and other Hawaii Athletes at the Inaugural Arizona Ironman

The inaguaral Arizona Ironman triathlon was this past Saturday, (4/9/05) and H.U.R.T. members (past and present plus friends of H.U.R.T. members) did well.

Steve Dewald completed the race in 11:49.01. Showing his H.U.R.T. legs, Steve ran a 4:15.45 marathon to end the race. Wow! Congratualtions and way to go Steve!!

Other times:

  • Collette Haney: 12:15.12
  • Kelley Hupp: 12:21.42
  • Wendy Minor: 14:35.48

Congratulations to all of these competitors. It sounds like the race was tough, with some strong winds, and a confusing end to the bike portion of the race. Almost 1800 athletes participated in this race held in Tempe, Arizona.


Dean Karnazes Transcript from Endurance Radio

Dean K. has been getting lots of press. Those of you who subcribe to the Ultra list have probably read about his upcoming book tour. It seems not all ultra runners are in favor of the press Dean is bringing to the sport or they are just jealous of how he has been able to capitalize on it.

Personally I don't have a problem with it. Here is a link (http://www.enduranceradio.com/transcripts/03-04-05_Dean_Karnazes.htm) to the transcript of an interview Dean did today on Endurance Radio.


Marshall Ulrich - "Triple Crown" Ultra Athlete

Marshall Ulrich has a new title as he is the first person to complete the "Triple Crown of Extreme Sports" - ultra running, adventure racing and mountaineering.

http://www.fortmorgantimes.com/Stories/0,1413,164~8318~2737467,00.html

At 53 years old, he is about to complete the "seven summits", climbing the highest peak on all seven continents. He has many running accomplishments including 10 Leadville and 12 Badwater finishes. He also ran a Pikes Peak Quad.

Marshall is also one of three people in the world who has completed all nine Eco-Challenge Adventure Races. Click on his team link for more information.

http://www.teamstraydogs.com/