Runnin’ with Rani: Rose, Axelson make a big splash at Anaehoomalu Bay

  • Michelle Axelson charges to the finish line ahead of Susan Groff and Brenda Avery. (Rani Henderson/Hawaii Sport Events)

  • Kailua-Kona’s X-Rose sprints up the beach in front of two-time defending champion, Brock Imonen. (Rani Henderson/Hawaii Sport Events)

In beautiful tranquil waters and clear blue skies, a pair of West Hawaii swimming standouts claimed top honors at Sunday’s Anaehoomalu Splash, a one-mile open water swim race held at Anaehoomalu Bay.