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TEAM MANGO NEWS 1992
WEST HAWAII TODAY SPORTS
MONDAY NOVEMBER 16, 1992
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii- The Big
Island Community was treated to a
new event here in Kona with a free
mini Triathlon.
Carl Koomoa aka "Gecko" organizer
of the training group Team Mango
held the 1st annual Mountain
Triathlon Challenge this past
Sunday in Kailua Village down on
the pier. The challenging triathlon
course consisting of a 1.2 mile open
ocean swim, then a vigorous bike
ride climbing up to Holualoa village
for the bikes turn-around at Paul's
Place then a quick ride back down
to the pier for a quick transition
from a bike to run for a tough and
hilly 5.7 mile run up Hualalai Road
South on Hwy 11 and back down the
Kuakini Hwy (which is referred by
the athletes as "the Mango Loop") to
the Finish this new and challenging
event held at Kailua-Kona's pier.
Peaman Biathlon series director
Sean "Peaman" Pagett took top
honors over the group of ten hearty
participants.
Team Mango's event director and
founder Carl "Gecko" Koomoa
commented on todays training event
" over the past decade the Big Island
community has volunteered their
time and effort to help make the
Ironman World Championships the
success story it is today. Koomoa
also commented: The athletes in  
Kona were at a great disadvantage
when competing against other
participants from Oahu and the
Mainland just because of the lack of
triathlons events which at the
present time only two here in Kona
and that both are very expensive and
to travel off Island to participate in
Triathlon meant even a more
expensive venture.  Athletes on the
Big Island need another option for
us to participate and train in the
sport of Triathlon. So that's why our
training group decided to organize
our present training routes that
coordinated with important and
expensive Triathlons held on Hawaii
Island along with other off Island
events.
SEE MANGO SWIM PAGE 2
 
MANGO SWIM PAGE 1
The large group of individuals and
relay teams swimmers headed out on
the 1.2 mile swim at 7am, with finned
relay swimmer Tom Allen exiting the
swim in a brisk time of 27:19 for the
1.2 mile course, following Allen out
of the water were Scott Mori at 26:56,
Sean "Peaman" Pagett at 26:57,
Stephine Kozowyk 1st female off the
swim in 29:52 and forth overall
swimmer Andrew Miller at 30:30 to
round off the top five in the swim.
Out on the hilly bike course Peaman
who had a commanding lead from the
swim extended his lead with climbing
up to Holualoa Village in 27:56 and
back to the pier in 10:22with a total
bike time of 38:18,  the second rider
up the hill  Dick Campbell climbed
up in 31:44 and finishing bike time of
42:25, not far on his heels was Gecko
with a total bike time of 38:14
climbing up in 29:01 and back to the
pier in a fast 9:13
For relay teams biker Kenny Gross
lead the pack with a total time 32:44
climb up 23:26 descent 9:18, second
place saw relay team biker Mike
French total time 33:55 climb up
23:58 descent 9:57 and third place
relay biker Gary Theriault total time
36:25 climb up 26:31 descent 9:54.

Once on the run Peaman extended
his overall lead by running a 41:40  
finishing in first place at 1'47:56,
second place Dick Campbell finished
in 2'05:14, third place Carl Koomoa
with the second fastest run time of
46:30 couldn't catch Campbell
running in second place, forth place
finisher Scott Mori crossed the line
in 2'09:55 and to round off the top
five Bob Crane of Hilo finished in at
2'15:30.
First and only female in the
individuals division Linda Jane Kelly
and sixth overall swam 33:33 rode the
bike course in 49:46 and ran 5.7 mile
course in a 49:56 to cross the finish
line at 2'18:30.
   
   
Mountain Triathlon Challenge
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15, 1992
RANK
NAME
M/F
FINISH
1
PEAMAN
M
1'47:55
2
DICK CAMPBELL
M
2'05:14
3
GECKO
M
2'06:06
4
SCOTT MORI
M
2'09:55
5
BOB CRANE
M
2'15:30
6
LINDA KELLY
F1
2'18:30
7
BOB CAREY
M
2'19:22
8
BOIJE Stromberg
M
2'23:51
9
CALE WOLFORD
M
2'24:38
10
GENE POWER
M
2'53:35
11
HARRY WRIGHT
M
DNF
RELAY TEAMS
1
-
-
Jeff Castro
Mike French
Carlos Gomez
M
M
M
-
-
1'46:03
2
-
Stephine Kozowyk
Gary Theriault
F
M
-
1'47:34
3
-
-
Billy Yates
Kenny Gross
Peach Springer
M
M
F
-
-
1'59:52
4
-
Dick Campbell
Carlos Nava
M
-
2'02:24
5
-
Ken Russell
Jeff McDevitt
M
M
2'03:35
-
6
-
-
Andrew Miller
Grant Mitchell
Brian Coad
M
M
M
-
-
2'05:19
7
-
-
Sharon Mertus
Rosemary Rinker
John Westguard
F
F
M
-
-
2'08:31
8
-
-
Eric Curtis
Richard Cormack
Bob Thatcher
M
M
M
-
-
2'09:23
9
-
-
Matt Farmer
Kipp Holland
Rich Poe
M
M
M
-
-
2'09:59
10
-
Andy McIsaac
Amy McIsaac
M
F
-
2'17:40
11
-
-
Tom Allen
Robert McDonald
Jean McDonald
M
M
F
-
-
2'22:13
1.2 mile open ocean swim
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Tom Allen "fins"
Scott Mori
Peaman
Stephine Kozowyk
Andrew Miller
Jeff Castro
Antonita Villa "fins"
Andy McIsaac
Billy Yates
Bob Crane
Ken Russell
Dick Campbell
Eric Curtis
Gene Turtle Power
Matt Farmer
Sharon Mertus
Linda Jane Kelly
Cale Wolford
Harry Wright
Carl Gecko Koomoa
Bob Carey
Boije Stromberg
M
M
M
F1
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
F2
F3
M
M
M
M
M
27:19
27:56
27:57
29:52
30:30
31:33
31:40
31:45
33:19
33:33
33:40
35:41
36:22
36:27
37:00
37:13
38:48
38:48
40:07
41:21
43:41
48:14
Team Mango's simple beginnings in Kona

In the early 1990's a group of Athletes on the Big Island competing in
Triathlon were in desperate need of quality  training so they came up with
the idea to combine each others personal training routines  to form a safe
and inexpensive way to have simulated race group training events while
running the stop watch. This grassroot training method seems to help
everyone involved work on improving personal performances along with a
training  schedule tailored to fit the big and expensive Triathlons held on the
Big Island only a couple times a year. This method has been proven
throughout the past two decades to be an invaluable tool assisting the Big
Island residents a safe venue to train and to be better prepared  while
competing in races against more experienced  Athletes that reside off the
Big Island.

What started out to be a training venue for the elite Big Island athlete has
also turned into an informal fun filled family workout still providing the Big
Island athlete a race simulated venue for training purposes to improve their
Triathlon skills.

Since our beginning in 1992 the main goal at Team Mango is providing a
safe and healthy non-profit community workout club on the Big Island that's
affordable for ALL AGES and ATHLETIC ABILITIES.

Team Mango encourages training safely with a group other than training
solo
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