September 2, 2012
Course photos by marathon participant, artist Rodney Pygoya Chang of Honolulu & Volcano, Hawaii


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Hotel room, 5 a.m., with son Houston




With wife Erlinda; shirt by daughter Rochelle at Indiana U.




Supportive runner's wife through the decades




Early morning light - sunrise




Turns overcast right after the start; note start of long incline upward




They're already about too







First family portrait along the way; note overcast skies to shield runners from the heat




Forwards and upwards



Nice and cool countryside







lst hula troupe; Kauai is Hawaii's Hula Girls Marathon!




Where some of the runners hail from




lst Aid Station, over 20 in total along the route; this photo documentary praises such dedicated volunteers




Everybody pitches in




Cheering yet staying connected




My, my, how times flies




Showered here




Still ascending incline




Even hula girls have to hydrate!




No shoes







Entering famous treed road




First planted in 1911




This marathon falls on the 100th anniversary of this tree planting between Poipu and Koloa & Lihue




6 miles is within this gorgeous stretch of trees




Pasture land  behind the trees







Looking behind me; includes yet the 354 full marathon finishers and 1200 half marathoners




My favorite photo of this marathon




The turn right after leaving the tree-lined stretch




A side-shoot private roadway on the side of the highway that we are running upon