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Great Aloha Run reunites reporter, interview subject

By Ben Wood

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 14, 2014

~~<p>Marathon runner <strong>Lyle Nelson</strong>, an 89-year-old retired Star-Bulletin reporter, had won the 85-to-89 age division in the Great Aloha Run for the past four years but this year his streak came to a halt. When the times and winners were announced he found he ran the 8.15-mile race from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium in 2 hours, 3 minutes and 41 seconds, placing second by 40 seconds to <strong>Bryan Harry</strong>, a youngster of 85.</p>
<p>But there is much more to this story. They first met about 30 years ago when Harry was head of the National Park Service in the Pacific and Nelson interviewed him for the Star-Bulletin. He found out Harry was a 1950 University of Michigan graduate. Nelson is also a 1950 Michigan grad who entered the university in 1946 after serving in the Navy in World War II. Harry started at Michigan the same year after his high school graduation.</p>
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Marathon runner Lyle Nelson, an 89-year-old retired Star-Bulletin reporter, had won the 85-to-89 age division in the Great Aloha Run for the past four years but this year his streak came to a halt. When the times and winners were announced he found he ran the 8.15-mile race from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium in 2 hours, 3 minutes and 41 seconds, placing second by 40 seconds to Bryan Harry, a youngster of 85.

But there is much more to this story. They first met about 30 years ago when Harry was head of the National Park Service in the Pacific and Nelson interviewed him for the Star-Bulletin. He found out Harry was a 1950 University of Michigan graduate. Nelson is also a 1950 Michigan grad who entered the university in 1946 after serving in the Navy in World War II. Harry started at Michigan the same year after his high school graduation. Login for more...



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