Team BioAstin’s Agnes Prehn and Eddie O, who will be competing at Lavaman Waikoloa April 10th, wagered $100 on who will finish with a faster time. The Big Island community wants to get involved and place bets on who will win so Agnes & Eddie decided to turn their rivalry into a fundraiser! If Agnes wins, donations or bets on her will go towards Lavakids and if Eddie wins donations will go to Sunrise Athletics! You can place your bets at all Big Island Running Company locations!
by Rani Henderson West Hawaii Today Columnist
The “smack talk” has long begun and it turned quite ugly at Saturdays’ Sweetheart Shuffle 10K relay and 5K solo races.
“Eddie doesn’t stand a chance and he knows it,” said Agnes Prehn, Director of Sales for Nutrex Hawaii. “He talks more than he trains – I got this one.”
“It’s heartbreaking knowing that I’m going to beat an old lady but I’m doing it for the kids,” Edgar Ombac fired back. “I did IRONMAN last year and she’s definitely intimidated by that.”
What began as a friendly bet over dinner between Prehn and Ombac of who will beat the other at the upcoming Lavaman Waikoloa Olympic Distance Triathlon has now exploded into a social media craze geared up for a showdown happening on April 10th.
“It started off with Agnes bragging on how well she was going to do and how badly she was going to beat me,” said Ombac, who is more popularly known as Eddie-O. “So we made a friendly bet of a $100 and posted it on social media. We started noticing a lot of interest on social media that gave us the idea that maybe we can turn it into a fun fundraiser, have people place their bets on Agnes or myself, and have it raise funds for a good cause. It spread like wildfire.”
And with it, the bantering began…click here to continue reading.
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The team store will close on February 7, 2016 at midnight.
Highlights from the 2016 Makahiki Challenge held on Oahu’s North Shore featuring members of Team BioAstin!
Team BioAstin is partnering with GNC for the Re-Grand opening of the Ala Moana Mall to celebrate the completion of the new wing on Saturday November 14th. BioAstin Elite Athlete, and 2015 Big Wave Champion Makuakai Rothman will be there signing autographs from 11AM-2PM. We will also have prizes, samples, and a raffle for your chance to win a year supply of BioAstin.
Hope to see you there!
Our ambassador Yuko Nakai won the women’s title in 3:19:24 at the 45th Annual Maui Marathon, and fifth place overall. Yuko has also claimed the last two Maui Oceanfront Marathon titles, and was this year’s Kona Marathon winner. On an article for Maui News Yuko said: “I’m very, very happy. Usually there are a lot of faster people from the Mainland and Japan running this marathon, but not this year. Conditions were very good compared to last year – tailwind at first and then headwind. The aid station people really, really helped me, encouraged me.”
Yuko we are proud of you! Great job!!!