Ultra running: First-time winners rule Hilo-to-Volcano 50k

  • Women's winner Sharla-Ann Fujimoto is flanked by her husband Aaron, left, and running partner Jesse Houlding.
  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald An ultra runner cruises up a hill on Highway 11 on Saturday in Kurtistown during the Big Island Road Runners Hilo to Volcano 50K Ultra and Relay Race.

VOLCANO — At the top of the hill, hours from the starting point down at Coconut Island, time was insignificant Saturday at the Cooper Center.