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Ironman results: Several Big Island Residents Finish Iconic Triathlon

Big Island Now on the Iron Man results of Hawaiian Island participants.  Join us on a manta ray tour for a fun and eco-friendly ocean experience with gentle and majestic manta rays.

Nearly 40 men and women from Hawaii Island were among the more than 5,000 athletes from around the world to compete in the VinFast Ironman World Championship this week in Kailua-Kona. After a two-year hiatus, the grueling 140.6-mile triathlon returned to the Big Island in an expanded two-day race format with women competing on Thursday and men taking to the course on Saturday.

Twenty-three men and 15 women from across the Big Island competed in the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run. Out of the local racers, Daniel Hartong, 36, of Hilo, and Mele DeMille 41, of Waikōloa, were the top finishers. Hartong completed the triathlon 10 hours, 27 minutes, 46 seconds and DeMille finished in 11 hours, 15 minutes and 55 seconds.

All results for Hawaii Island athletes are listed below. The preliminary finish times are according to the Ironman tracker app.

Women’s Division age 18-24

  • Makayla Ward, 24, of Hōlualoa, finished at 8:13:46 p.m.; finish time: 13:28:46

Women’s Division age 25-29

  • Sierra Ponthier, 26, of Hōlualoa, finished at 6:24:20 p.m.; finish time: 11:39:20
  • Skye Ombac, 26, of Hilo, finished at 8:32:55 p.m.; finish time: 13:47:55

Women’s Division age 35-39

  • Greta Dufour, 35, of Hōnaunau, finished at 10:03:25 p.m.; finish time: 15:28:25
  • Katie Pawelski, 39, of Kailua-Kona, finished at 9:18:39 p.m.; finish time: 14:43:38
  • Lydia Blackburn, 38, of Waikōloa, finished at 7:34:39 p.m.; finish time: 12:59:39

Women’s Division age 40-44

  • Laura Birse, 44, of Hilo finished at 6:43:52 p.m.; finish time: 12:03:51
  • Elda Carreon, 42, of Kailua-Kona, finished at 10:27:38 p.m.; finish time: 15:47:38
  • Bree Wee, 43, of Kailua-Kona, finished at 8:32:55 p.m.; finish time: 13:52:55
  • Mele DeMille 41, of Waikōloa, finished at 5:55:55 p.m.; finish time 11:15:55

Women’s Division age 45-49

  • Melissa Schad, 46, Papa‘aloa, finished at 7:22:28 p.m.; finish time: 12:32:27

Women’s Division age 55-59

  • Brenda Avery, 57, of Kailua-Kona, finished at 7:17:24 p.m.; finish time: 12:17:24
  • Ivy McGowan, 55, of Kailua-Kona, finished at 10:09:53 p.m.; finish time: 15:09:52

Women’s Division age 60-64

  • Glee Jewell, 64, of Kailua-Kona, finished at 8:48:25 p.m.; finish time: 13:48:25
  • Brenda Bettencourt, 64, of Kailua-Kona, finished at 11:03:01 p.m.; finish time: 16:03:01

Men who raced Saturday

  • Daniel Hill, 51, of Waikōloa, finished at 8:01:30 p.m.; finish time: 12:25:30
  • William Rickards, 50, of Kamuela, finished at 9:10:52 p.m.; finish time: 13:34:52
  • Martin Evangelista, 52, of Waikōloa, finished at 9:48:12 p.m.; finish time: 14:12:12
  • Dan Lutkenhouse, 63, of Papa‘ikou, finished at 10:08:31 p.m.; finish time: 14:38:30
  • Bob Crawford, 76, of Kailua-Kona, finished at 12:26:24 a.m.; finish time: 17:01:23

Men’s Division age 18-24

  • Jantzen Hing, 24, of Kailua-Kona, finished at 7:33:35 p.m.; finish time: 11:53:34

Men’s Division age 30-35

  • Korey Tsubota, 31, of Waikōloa, finished at 6:59:33 p.m.; finish time: 12:09:33

Men’s Division age 35-39

  • Brandon Mailhot, 38, of Kailua-Kona, finished at 5:22:11 p.m.; finish time: 10:42:11
  • Daniel Hartong, 36, of Hilo, finished at 5:07:46 p.m.; finish time: 10:27:46

Men’s Division age 40-44

  • Mike Brown, 44, of Kailua-Kona, finished at 10:25:31 p.m.; finish time: 15:20:31
  • Laurentiu Grigore, 44, of Waikōloa, finished at 6:17:50 p.m.; finish time: 11:12:49

Men’s Division age 45-49

  • Jose Graca, 48, of Kailua-Kona, finished at 7:42:19 p.m.; finish time: 12:22:19
  • Andrew Walters, 47, of Kailua-Kona, finished at 6:47:35 p.m.; finish time: 11:27:34
  • David Knowles, 46, of Kamuela, finished at 7:42:59 p.m.; finish time: 12:22:59
  • Douglas McDowell, 46, of Kamuela, finished at 8:17:11 p.m.; finish time: 12:57:11

Men’s Division age 50-54

  • Steffen Brocks, 54, of Kailua-Kona, finished at 6:56:01 p.m.; finish time: 11:20:01
  • Chris DeMarchi, 51, of Kailua-Kona, no finish time

Men’s Division age 55-59

  • David Lee, 58, of Kailua-Kona, finished at 10:46:43 p.m.; finish time: 15:11:43
  • Damien Mesepa Tanoai, 56, of Kailua-Kona, finished at 12:10:37 a.m.; finish time: 16:35:37
  • Jonathan Jokiel, 57, of Kailua-Kona, finished at 9:04:52; finish time: 13:29:51
  • Jonathan Tay, 56, of Kamuela, finished at 8:07:02 p.m.; finish time: 12:32:02

Men’s Division age 65-69

  • Dan McCluskey, 65, of Kailua-Kona, no finish time
  • Charles Cholet, 68, of Kailua-Kona, no finish time

Men’s Division age 70-74

  • Andrew Loeb, 74, Kailua-Kona, no finish time






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