Tribune-Herald Athlete of the Week: Bree Brown

  • J.R. DE GROOTE/West Hawaii Today Bree Brown won her third consecutive Kona Marathon on Sunday at Waikoloa.

Bree Brown • endurance running

Let’s be honest: The only reason the most accomplished female runner on the island hasn’t been honored in this space before is because of a clear case of East Hawaii bias.

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After winning the Kona Marathon for a third consecutive time, she finally gets her due – and with gusto.

5 questions

Favorite movie: The Karate Kid and Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken

Favorite food: Spicy Mexican

Favorite thing about running: All the places on the island we get to see that cars can’t get to, and getting there with my trail friends

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Favorite athlete: That’s so hard. So many people on the Big Island inspire me: hubby Mikey, Justin Young, Kawika Singson, Patrick Stover, Jacob Fansler, Billy Barnett and Grant Miller. They are the only people I know happy to run at 2 a.m.!

Favorite spot on the Big Island: Waimanu. Anywhere in the valleys is my favorite spot on Earth.

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