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Maui Marathon is homecoming for Wagner

September 14, 2012 - Robert Collias
The 42nd annual Maui Marathon will mark the first big race Allen Wagner has run in Hawaii, perhaps since the 1998 state track meet when he was second in the 1,500 meters for Konawaena.

For Seabury Hall senior Ryan Koss — a national-level triathlete — Saturday's Maui Tacos 5K race is a chance to see how his legs are as he skips the cross country season for the first time in high school.

The weekend is full of fun stuff for runners and running fans and a schedule of the weekend can be found here.

Here is a list from race director Rudy Huber of some of the elite athletes who will be here, including a stacked field for the Front Street Mile that takes place at 3 p.m. (kids) and 4 p.m. (elite) on Saturday in Lahaina:

Elite Men

William Leer - Competes for Nike - 3:53 mile PB (Personal Best) - Top performer in Hana Relay for One Fitness / Polli's Mariachis Championship Team - Graduated from Pomona College - Lives in Ann Arbor, MI

Jon Rankin - Competes for Cayman Islands - 3:52 mile PB - Co-Founded The Run Project with Ben Auerbach - Graduated from UCLA - Lives in Newport Beach, CA

David Torrence - Competes for Nike - 3:52 mile PB - Front St. Mile defending champion and course record holder (3:57) - Graduated from UC Berkeley - Lives in Oakland, CA

Elite Women

Sara Hall - Competes for Asics - 4:23 mile PB - Founded Hall STEPS Foundation with husband Ryan Hall - Graduated from Stanford - Lives in Flagstaff, AZ

Shayla Houlihan - Competes for Brooks - 4:20 1500m PB - Coaches at UC Berkeley - Graduated from Stanford - Lives in Berkeley, CA

Magda Lewy Boulet - Competes for Saucony - 1:11 Half Marathon PB - 2008 US Olympian in Marathon - Graduated from UC Berkeley - Lives in Oakland, CA

Chelsea Reilly - Competes for Bay Area Track Club - 4:30 mile PB - Trains with Taylor Bryson, Coached by Magdalena Lewy Boulet - Graduated from UC Berkeley - Lives in Berkeley, CA

Taylor Bryson - 4:20 1500m PB - Trains with Chelsea Reilly, Coached by Magdalena Lewy Boulet - Recently graduated from UC Berkeley - Lives in Berkeley, CA

Lyndsay Harper - 4:18 1500m PB - Fell at 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, but got up and finished her race - Recently graduated from University of Virginia - Lives in Albuquerque, NM

Appearance Special Guest Ryan Hall - Represents Asics - US Olympian Marathoner London 2012, Beijing 2008 - American Record Holder in Marathon - 2:04:58 Marathon PB

Official Pacer and Elite Athlete Coordinator Ben Auerbach - Representing One Fitness - Owns One Fitness, fitness concierge business on Maui - Co-Founded The Run Project with Jon Rankin - Graduated from Claremont McKenna College - Lives in Kaanapali


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