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2011 Ironman 70.3: Racing in the land of aloha

2011 Ironman 70.3: Racing in the land of aloha

Race History On Jan. 8, 2004 the World Triathlon Corporation announced the addition of a new triathlon on the Big Island. The inaugural race had all the standard details: date, distance, location, qualifying slots, etc. but there was one small problem – it needed a name. In an effort to allow Hawaii’s residents to get […]

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Vlieks returns to Honu to close a chapter

Vlieks returns to Honu to close a chapter

(Dawn Henry profiles a triathlete who had to fight back to compete at the 2011 Ironman 70.3 Hawaii) When age-grouper Dirk Vlieks dipped his toes in the waters of sparkling Hapuna Bay to begin the 2006 Ironman 70.3 Hawaii, he was at the peak of his game. He had been participating in the sport for […]

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