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Mauna Lani Bay welcomes back CNN Fit Nation Triathlon Team

Dr. Sanjay Gupta films a 'Fit Nation' segment at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel during his 2011 visit. (Photo courtesy of Mauna Lani Hotel)


The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is welcoming back CNN’s multiple Emmy Award-winning chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and members of his 2012 “Fit Nation” triathlon team from Sunday, May 13 for their second annual Hawaii training camp.

Gupta and the “Lucky Seven,” a group of CNN viewers who were selected to join the Fit Nation team with the goal of racing in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in September, will gather at Mauna Lani Bay to swim, bike and run, and while in Hawaii, also experience the famous Hawaii Ironman World Championship course.

Gupta’s passion for inspiring Americans to lead healthier, more active lifestyles led him to launch Fit Nation in 2009, CNN’s multi‐platform anti‐obesity initiative. The program follows the progress of Gupta and the team as they inspire each other while training for a triathlon.

The 2012 team includes everyday Americans experiencing different life situations, such as a diabetes sufferer, an amputee and a busy working mom. They will be led and inspired by pro swimmer, triathlete and coach, April Gellatly‐Burkey, who has successfully competed at all triathlete distances from sprint to iron‐distance.

The Hawaii training camp will consist of group swims in Mauna Lani Bay, bike workouts on Queen Kaahumanu Highway and running drills around the Mauna Lani Resort property.

Gupta and the Lucky Seven have also factored in leisure time to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of Hawaii Island.

The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, a secluded oceanfront retreat set on 30 acres and positioned in front of three miles of pristine coastline, is the place to stay for year‐round triathlon training.

Mauna Lani Bay partners with a group of pros who enjoy training in the resort’s private 25 meter lap pool and fitness center while enjoying Hawaii’s unmatched scenery at this stunning location.

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