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Big Island’s Wee sixth at Great Aloha Run

Karin Stanton/ Contributing Editor

Kailua-Kona professional triathlete Bree Wee was the only Big Island top finisher at the Great Aloha Run on Monday, Feb. 16 in Honolulu.

Wee was the sixth woman across the line with a time of 50 minutes, 56 seconds for the 8.15-mile course that from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium.

That time, however, was slower than last year, which did not please Wee. 

She commented on her blog:

“I got a good kick in the @$ and it was what I needed. That Great Aloha Run race number is now hanging on my fridge as a reminder of getting my @$ kicked. Last year I was 3 whole minutes and some seconds faster! I did the only thing I knew to do after crossing the finish line…

Call my coach…

Before he even said a word I had to let him know I was READY to run. I worked so hard, went to bed early, ate well, all the good stuff… instantly I was in defense mode. Sure to him it was a “D” race but to me EVERY race, local or not, is a race and I show up to do my best, whatever my best is on that day…

Clearly I knew last year, that nice little 47 something I ran at 5:53 pace would be hard to top, BUT 3 minutes off…this was new to me…3 minutes is a lot…

Coach confessed he knew it would be hard and being sick then out with the sprained ankle for a couple weeks did not help… BUT that is CRAPOLA to me and I told him that. I needed a reason, not an excuse for that ugly run. I want to learn from this, grow from this, and understand this…”

None of the top finishers in any of the other categories, including the age groups, were reported from the Big Island.

More than 20,000 people joined in the 25th running of the Great Aloha Run, which raises money for charitable causes.

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