Runnin’ with Rani: The enduring popularity of Peaman Biathlons

Keiki are ready to charge out for the 1-mile run at Sunday's Road Runner Biathlon. The event also featured a long-course 1/2-mile swim and 2-mile run, and a shorter LavaKids Pea Wee course, 200-yard swim and 1-mile run. (Rani Henderson/Hawaii Sport Events)

Over 100 athletes gathered at Kaiakeakua Beach for the monthly Peaman Biathlon, known for its unique blend of swimming and running. Despite the event’s longevity, its organizer Sean “Peaman” Pagett remains enthusiastic about the biathlon’s enduring popularity, which he attributes to its ability to attract new participants and retain a competitive edge among veterans.