• By Liz Hichens
  • Published Jul 19, 2012
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Photo: Nils Nilsen

Around 1750 age group athletes took off at 7 a.m., 30 minutes after the pros. The conditions looked a little choppy but without as much swell as there had been earlier in the week.

Liz Hichens is the Web Editor of She is an Ironman and marathon finisher and fan of all endurance sports.

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