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600 finish Waikiki Roughwater race

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    Waikiki Roughwater Swim participants headed into the water at Kaimana Beach at the start of the race Monday morning, above.

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    Rhys Mainstone, of Western Australia, on his 7th try, was first to finish at 51:24.

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    Aukai lileikis, was the local first finisher.

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    The first wave of swimmers headed for the orange buoy.

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    Leslie Gerstenfeld, left, and Betsy Clark come ashore at the finish line.

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    An unresponsive man was bought ashore at Kaimana Beach around 9 a.m. Monday, just after the Waikiki Roughwater sent off its last wave of swimmers. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.Firefighters, police and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the incident.

Midway through the course of the 48th annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim, Valisa Saunders was swimming with a friend when a Hawaiian green sea turtle swam between them. Read more

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