Tag Archives: Kailua-Kona

Unbelievable: Records fall as Lange, Ryf take titles in Kona


Hawaii News Digest, 15 October 2017, 1555 UTC, Post #15778.

Source:

http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/sports/local-sports/unbelievable-records-fall-lange-ryf-titles-kona

Accessed on 15 October 2017, 1555 UTC.

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Comment:

When Germany’s Patrick Lange crossed the finish line of Saturday’s Ironman World Championship in a record time of 8 hours, 01 minute, and 40 seconds, he said he couldn’t believe it, saying “it’s everything I ever dreamed of…”

On the women’s side, Sweden’s Daniella Tyf grabbed her third consecutive Ironman World Championship title with a time of 8 hours, 50 minutes, and 47 seconds.

The grueling 140.6 mile triathlon included an open-ocean swim, a bicycle race, and a standard marathon.

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Ironman record-holder out of Kona race: Tim Don hit by car while training Wednesday


Hawaii News Digest, 13 October 2017, 1540 UTC, Post #15764.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/sports/local-sports/ironman-record-holder-out-of-race-tim-don-hit-car-vehicle-training-wednesday

Accessed on 13 October 2017, 1540 UTC.

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Comment:

Ironman World Championship record-holder Tim Don won’t make it to the winner’s podium this year.  According to Hawaii police, Tim’s bicycle broadsided a pickup truck traveling south on the Queen Kaahumanu Highway.  The collision sent Tim to the Kona Community Hospital in a neck brace.  He’ll be out of competition for “five to six weeks” while he recovers from the neck injury.

Despite the injury, Don says he’ll be back”

“The good news is I don’t have to have an operation and fly to Honolulu in a helicopter — that would have been pretty cool — but that’s really the good news. The bad news is I’m out for the best part of five to six weeks in a brace, but you can count I’ll be back. I wish everyone the best of luck.”

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Ironman Triathlon Week begins in Kailua-Kona


Hawaii News Digest, 11 October 2017, 1555 UTC, Post #15752.

Source:

http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/sports/local-sports/flags-flying-high-ironman-athletes-take-street-parade-nations

Reporter:  J.R. De Groote (West Hawaii Today).

Accessed on 11 October 2017, 1555 UTC.

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Comment:

On Tuesday afternoon (10 October 2017), athletes from around the world turned out for the annual Ironman Championship Parade of Nations on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona.  The parade marks the official beginning of Ironman Week, which culminates on Saturday with a grueling 140.6 mile race course, including a 2.4 mile ocean swim, a 112 mile bicycle race, and a 26.2 mile marathon.

Reporter J. R. De Groote provides an overview of the competition:

“This year, Europe represents 39 percent of the field, while North America follows closely with 37 percent of athletes registered to race in the world championship event. The United States is the most represented nation with 741 registered competitors, followed by Australia (234), Germany (217) and Great Britain (150).”

“Athletes have come from 48 states, with the greatest number coming from California (113), followed by Texas (58), Colorado (53), Hawaii (50) and New York (49). Among the masses will be 29 athletes from the Big Island taking on their backyard course.”

“Five new countries are being represented in Kona this year, with athletes from Kazakhstan, Paraguay, Serbia, Uruguay and Uzbekistan making their Orchid Isle debuts.”

“In the diverse field, Hiromu Inada, of Japan, is the oldest participant at 84, while Paul Lennart, of Denmark, is the youngest at 18. The average age of a competitor is 43 years old.”

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California real estate firm buys the Coconut Grove Marketplace in Kailua-Kona


Hawaii News Digest, 29 September 2017, 0700 UTC, Post #15677.

Source:

https://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2017/09/28/california-firm-acquires-big-islandshopping-center.html

Reporter:  Janis Magin (Pacific Business News).

Accessed on 29 September 2017, 0700 UTC.

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Comment:

California real estate firm J.H. Real Estate has bought the Coconut Grove Marketplace in Kailua-Kona for $21.8 million.  The marketplace includes the Outback Steakhouse, Humpy’s Alehouse, and Lava Java. SVN Clark Commercial Group will continue “to handle leasing and property management for the new owners.

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Water woes continue for North Kona as Ironman, canoe race set to draw thousands


Hawaii News Digest, 30 August 2017, 0525 hrs, UTC, Post #15512.

Source:

http://hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36247474/visitor-influx-expected-as-north-kona-deals-with-emergency-water-restriction

Reporter:  Lisa Kubota (Hawaii News Now).

Accessed on 30 August 2017, 0525 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

North Kona residents are concerned about the impact of the continuing emergency water restriction on several upcoming sporting events which attract thousands of participants and spectators.  Ever since the failure of a pump and motor at the Honokohau Deepwell, water use has been restricted to essential purposes only.

Organizers of the Queen Liliuokalani Canoe Races on 31 August 2017 are providing bottled water and alerting paddlers about the ongoing water shortage.

The Ironman World Championship will be held in Kailua-Kona in mid-October.  Race officials are aware of water restrictions and will be planning accordingly.

Hawaii News Now reporter Lisa Kubota quotes Department of Water Supply Engineer Keith Okamoto as saying he doesn’t expect any problems from these sporting events:

“For both months of September and October, we don’t notice a significant change from other months,” said Keith Okamoto, manager-chief engineer of the Department of Water Supply. “We feel confident that there won’t be major impact.”

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Man accused of crashing vehicle into ex-girlfriend’s car


Hawaii News Digest, 26 August 2017, 14:45 hrs, UTC, Post #15487.

Source:

http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/man-accused-crashing-vehicle-ex-s-car

Reporter:  Tiffany Masters.

Accessed on 26 August 2017, 14:45 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Twenty-five-year-old Dylan Naope is facing terroristic threatening and property damage charges after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into his ex-girfriend’s car in Kailua-Kona.  The 27-year-old woman was traveling south with a man and two children when Naope crossed the center line and sideswiped her car. Naope will appear in court on Monday.

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Musical duo Nowelo holds release party


Hawaii News Digest, 25 August 2017, 14:10 hrs, UTC, Post #15480.

Source:

http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/arts-and-entertainment/musical-duo-nowelo-holds-release-party

Reporter:  Karen Rose.

Accessed on 25 August 2017, 14:10 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Guitarist and harmonica player Truth Musiq and Hawaii Island rapper and signer Pana Jones, collectively known as “Nowelo”, will celebrate the release of “Passing Days” this Saturday, 27 August 2017, at the Edible World Institute in Kailua-Kona.

According to “West Hawaii Today” reporter Karen Rose, Nowelo is an “edgy duo (that) incorporates blues, hip-hop, rap, and reggae with an island influence connecting diverse audiences world-wide.”

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