Valley to the Sea runners take different course
FIRST PHOTO: Dustin Mitchell of Kentucky runs along South Kihei Road on the way to winning the Valley to the Sea half-marathon on Saturday. Mitchell completed the course in 1 hour, 15 minutes, 41.2 seconds. Runners began and finished at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary — Iao Valley was bypassed this year as the area remains restricted after flooding that took place in September.
SECOND PHOTO: Mel Aitken of New Zealand gets a drink after winning the women’s half-marathon in 1:22:18.6.
THIRD PHOTO: Canada’s Ileana Paul celebrates winning the women’s 10-kilometer race in 47:05.4.
FOURTH PHOTO: Men’s 10K winner Chris Aronson of Colorado arrives at the finish — his time was 38:43.9.
FIFTH PHOTO: Timothy Severance of Japan nears the finish of the beach portion of the 5K en route to a first-place time of 18:55.4.
SIXTH PHOTO: Montana’s Rye Palen, who won the women’s 5K in 19:43.1, heads back toward the road.