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Molokai Men Paddle in Long Distance

Community Contributed by Tammy Castor

On Sept. 3, Kai Opua Canoe Club held its 40th annual Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Race at Kailua, Kona on Hawaii Island. The 18-mile race featured men and women competing in their respective divisions. The Molokai men’s crew paddling for Mana`e Canoe Club finished with an impressive 7th place in the men’s iron open division and 9th overall. There were a total of 144 entries in the men’s division. Teammates included (pictured above from left to right) back: Asa Ward, Chad Lima, John Russell Pheifer, Titus Castor; front: Kaeo Abby and Keola Kino.

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