Hana Relay takes runners on 52-mile trek

The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

FIRST PHOTO: Ben Auerbach hops to the finish line in a potato sack as Viva Los Mariachis teammates (from left) Kyle Ellison, Jen Tom, Malia Crouse, Oren Masserman and Reid Hunter run behind him during their win in the Hana Relay on Saturday. The 52-mile event, which began in Kahului, had 96 finishing teams. Viva Los Mariachis, competing in the mixed division, had a time of 5 hours, 25 minutes, 49 seconds The runner-up was Always Wear Sunscreen (6:02:17) in the men’s masters division. The first women’s team was Deep Relief, in 6:41:31.

SECOND PHOTO: Susel James of the Flamingo-Gos heads to a checkpoint in front of her sister-in-law, Stacie James, near Paia Community Center.

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