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MOLOKAI-2-OAHU PADDLEBOARD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP


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After last year’s mishap, Connor Baxter turns in a record time

By Kyle Galdeira / Special to the Star-Advertiser

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 28, 2014

~~<p>While an errant course approach cost him a world championship last year, Connor Baxter more than made up for the mistake, posting a record time in the process.</p>
<p>The rising star of stand-up paddleboarding notched a third world title in four years and did so with a record-setting mark in the unlimited SUP division at Sunday's 18th annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships. Baxter, who hails from Makawao, Maui, completed the 32-mile course &mdash; which spanned from Kaluakoi on Molokai's northwest coast, through the treacherous Kaiwi Channel and finished in Maunalua Bay on Oahu's south shore &mdash; in 4 hours, 8 minutes and 8 seconds.</p>
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While an errant course approach cost him a world championship last year, Connor Baxter more than made up for the mistake, posting a record time in the process.

The rising star of stand-up paddleboarding notched a third world title in four years and did so with a record-setting mark in the unlimited SUP division at Sunday's 18th annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships. Baxter, who hails from Makawao, Maui, completed the 32-mile course — which spanned from Kaluakoi on Molokai's northwest coast, through the treacherous Kaiwi Channel and finished in Maunalua Bay on Oahu's south shore — in 4 hours, 8 minutes and 8 seconds. Login for more...



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