Runnin’ with Rani: The 34th Alii Challenge continues tradition

Johnny Prehn, who competed in Sunday's Alii Challenge on a three-person women's relay team with Alli Adams and Sarah Lee, swims her segment of the 6-mile race. (Sarah Lee/Courtesy Photo)

Kailua-Kona's Brenda Avery smiles after winning in this 2018 finish photo. Avery made it a three-peat on Sunday by claiming the women's overall (solo) division in a time of 2:59:56. (Rani Henderson/Hawaii Sport Events)

The 34th annual Alii Challenge Rough Water Swim continued with tradition on Sunday as a small group of ten individuals and eight (two and three-person) relay teams braved six miles of open ocean along the Kona Coast.