Dr Gupta, recognized as “one of the 10 most influential celebrities” by
Forbes Magazine (2011), balances a career as a neurosurgeon, host of
CNN’s weekend health program Sanjay Gupta M.D. and traveling the globe
reporting on medical breakthroughs and issues. Despite his busy
schedule, Gupta manages to find time to train and compete in triathlons.
CNN’s Fit Nation aims to show that anyone can conquer a triathlon, no
matter what their lifestyle or schedule. The show follows the journey
of six Americans from all corners of the country, known as the “Six
Pack”, as they transform from novices to triathletes with their ultimate
goal competing in the New York City Triathlon in August.
The Hawaii training camp will be the mid-way point of the Six Pack’s
training schedule, with the start line on race day being the next time
the team meets.
The Big Island of Hawaii was selected as the venue to host the camp for
its reputation as being the destination where the world’s elite in the
sport come to train and compete, most famously for the Hawaii Ironman
World Championships in October.
The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is a globally renowned
triathlete-friendly resort with its leading-edge training facilities and
premier location for ocean swimming, running trails and access to the
Ironman course for cycling. The resort partners with a number of U.S.
and international pro triathletes including two time Hawaii Ironman
champion, Tim DeBoom from Colorado.
DeBoom was especially flown in to assist with the Fit Nation training
camp and to provide Dr Gupta and his team with expert tips and advice
for training and competing.
The Fit Nation Hawaii training camp will feature as part of Sanjay Gupta
M.D. this Saturday April 23 and Sunday, April 24 at 7:30 a.m. Eastern
Time. The show will be available as a podcast for download from Monday,
April 25 at http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/sanjay.gupta.md/
To go behind-the-scenes with Dr Sanjay Gupta and the Fit Nation team at
the Mauna Lani and on the Big Island visit
The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is recognized as one of the
“World’s Top Earth Friendly Getaways” and the hotel’s solar energy
innovations have earned it the distinction of generating the most solar
electric power of any luxury resort in the world.