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Lew Hollander is Heading Back to Kona

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85-year-old Lew Hollander Looking For 24th Kona Finish –

By Bethany Mavis Published Oct 1, 2015 Kona veteran Lew Hollander is pioneering the 85-89 age group on the Big Island this October. After finishing the Ironman World Championship more than 20 times, you’d think 85-year-old Lew Hollander would love Kona. Notsomuch. “It’s horrible,” he says, laughing. “It’s the ugliest, toughest race.

How can you not be inspired by Lew Hollander? At 85-years-old, he’s returning to Kona and looking for his 24th finish at the World Championships. But triathlon is not his only endurance sport. As a horseback rider, he’s in the American Endurance Rider Conference Hall of Fame as the older person to finish in the world championships and completed the Western States 100-mile race in 1984.

Lew’s tips for staying healthy: use it or lose it and go anaerobic every day. Not bad advice.

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