Baxter leads Maui sweep of top three spots in Abu Dhabi

First Photo: Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam men’s long-distance race winner Connor Baxter of Pukalani celebrates with Canada’s Yas Marina, the women’s champion, after their victories Thursday in the United Arab Emirates. Baxter had a time of 58 minutes, 14.08 seconds on the 8.5-kilometer course to lead a Maui sweep of the top three spots in the Stand Up World Series event. Spreckelsville’s Kai Lenny finished second, 1.95 seconds back, and Lahaina’s Zane Schweitzer was third in 58:18.04. The sprint portion of the event is scheduled for today.

Secod Photo: Lenny leads a pack of racers – after winning the Stand Up World Tour’s event earlier in the week, he is in contention for the overall Abu Dhabi All Star title.