Only a week after the 2012 XTerra World Championship at Kapalua, this past weekend was the TriLanai. Still in Maui county, the island of Lanai is just a short boat ride across the channel from West Maui. West Maui Cycles packed up most of the bike rental fleet and placed it on Expeditions Ferry for the journey from Lahaina to Lanai. Once on Lanai, we set up a makeshift bike shop at the Four Seasons Resorts Lanai for the 4th annual TriLanai triathlon.
After a podium finish for third place last weekend at Xterra Maui, Conrad “The Caveman” Stoltz made Team Specialized proud again with a win in the TriLanai competition. Stoltz led the entire field from start to finish,with the next closest racer finishing nearly 10 minutes after Stoltz. Juan-Garcia Naveu, from Kehei Maui, took third place with a respectable time of just over 1 hour, 26 seconds. Jefferson Oishi, from Lahaina Maui, finished TriLanai triathlon with a time of just over 1 hour and 30 minutes and was followed closely by Scott Mcgill, also of Lahaina Maui, finishing 3 minutes later.
Professional Athletes in TriLanai
Along with Stoltz, another professional competing in the TriLanai triathlon included Bree Wee of Kona. Wee took the championship among the women racing, completing the challenging triathlon on Lanai with a time of 1 hour, 30 minutes and 30 seconds. Heather O’More, from Lahaina, was the top woman from Maui to complete the TriLanai. Her time of 1 hour, 47 seconds was good enough to win her division of age 20-29 women.
Congratulations to all the TriLanai winners and participants. We hope you can come back again next year and race in the 2013 TriLanai triathlon on Lanai!
At West Maui Cycles, we are grateful to be a sponsor for the TriLanai triathlon. Not only do we get to enjoy spending a few days on Lanai, but we also get to help the Lanai groups benefiting from charities resulting from the TriLanai triathlon. From Lanai Little League, Pono softball, Kamalii softball Lanai Youth Center, Lanai girls basketball, Sacred Hearts Food Bank and more. Take a look at the TriLanai Charities photos in the TriLanai Charities Facebook photo album (you'll need to be signed into your Facebook account to view the images).
Wish you could see more images of the Triathlon action? You can! Review the TriLanai images over on triathlon.de. You can translate their interesting TriLanai articles from German to English, too.
If you missed any of the action or want to see the complete race results, check out the 2012 TriLanai race results.
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