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  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Marathoner Benny Ron trains in the morning with a jog around Kapiolani Park, a popular spot for all kinds of athletes. “It’s a very nice perimeter, very nice in the morning. Perfect,” he said. “Lucky we live Hawaii, yah?”
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Keith Wolzinger, 55, of Huntington Beach, Calif., plays tennis at the Kapiolani Park courts whenever his job as an airline pilot sets him in Hono­lulu for a layover. “Between the people that live here that play every day and the visitors that come from all around the world, this is like the melting pot of tennis,” he said.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Mark Okita regularly pushes himself through a two-hour workout at the park. The 54-year-old McCully-Moiliili resident enjoys the fresh air and sunshine of an outdoor workout. “This is my playtime,” he said. “This is fun.”
  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Bharat Das, center in black, has been teaching yoga under the same tree in the park for 20 years. He closed a recent session with meditation. His free open yoga class takes place every weekday at 5 p.m. and on weekends at 8:30 a.m.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Dylan Linkner, a 27-year-old former University of Hawaii football player, gets a few swings in at the softball field with Marnie Aduca and other Moana Surfrider co-workers. The group was practicing for a hotel league tournament on Maui.
  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Jaylene Chee, a 44-year-old Kapolei mother of two who works near Kapiolani Park, says a run after work helps her deal with the stress of family life. “After sitting at my desk all day, the fresh air seems to be a refresher for me,” she said.

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