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2014 Hapalua Half Marathon – Photos

April 13, 2014 in Running

Over 4000 runners and walkers gathered at the starting line in Waikiki today for the 3rd Annual Hapalua Half Marathon. The course went through downtown, back toward Waikiki, around Diamond Head, and back to Kapiolani Park. View Map for details.

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Spartan Race at Aloha Stadium – Photos

March 23, 2014 in Event Pictures, Obstacle

The Spartan Race at Aloha Stadium took place today with hundreds ready to take on the 5k obstacle challenge. Spartans took over the stadium and displayed their strength, speed, and agility in stair climbs, buckets, step-ups, rope climbs, net climbs, tire pulls, zip lines and many more fun and challenging activities. Spartans had a showdown with other warriors brandishing pugil sticks and defending their territory at the finish line. For race results, Click Here.

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Images of Old Hawaiʻi – Olomana

March 10, 2014 in Hiking, History

Olomana – A story has it that Olomana was a giant and imposing warrior that ruled the area between Makapuʻu and Kualoa, in Windward Oʻahu.

Olomana was famous for his great strength and his enormous height. ʻAhuapau, the king of Oʻahu, was in fear of this man and because of this he never traveled to Koʻolau. From the Makapuʻu point to the Kaʻoio point, at Kualoa, was kapued and sacred to Olomana. (Fornander)

“Olomana was twelve yards, or six fathoms in height, if standing and measured from the head to the feet.“

When Palila arrived at the top of the Nuʻuanu cliff he laid down his club and sped on till he reached Kaʻelepulu, the place where Olomana was standing.

In this flight of the club, Palila seized hold of the end and was carried by it until he lit on the shoulder of Olomana, whereupon Olomana asked Palila: “Where are you from, you most conceited boy? for my shoulder has never been stepped on by anybody, and here you have gone and done it.” (Fornander) Read full article…

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38th Annual Buffalo’s Big Board Surfing Classic

March 2, 2014 in Event Pictures, Surfing

Check out some pictures from the 38th Annual Buffalo’s Big Board Surfing Classic. More pics can be found on HawaiianSwell!

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2014 Warrior Dash – Photos

February 23, 2014 in Event Pictures, Obstacle

It was mud, sweat, and beer at yesterday’s 2014 Warrior Dash at Dillingham Ranch. This self timed course was 3.25 miles and challenged participants with 12 obstacles. The after party with music and food entertained the crowd at the all day event.

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