Cyclist into thin air at summit

Spanish amateur cyclist and exercise physiology professor David Montero of Calgary, Alberta, reaches the 10,000-foot summit of Haleakala on Wednesday afternoon after setting off from Kula about three hours earlier. The University of Calgary assistant professor said that the thin mountain air took a toll. “At the end, it was hard because of the altitude,” Montero said.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo