Kevin Rhinehart, Stroke Survivor, Triathlete

The list of events keeps growing!

Planned Events

  • (Tri)ptophan Turkey Day Triathlon, November 23, 2017
  • Honolulu Marathon, December 10, 2017
  • Boston Marathon, 2018
  • Ironman 70.3 Hawaii, 2018

Events Done


2015

  • Peaman Thrash and Dash Biathlon, Oct. 25, 2015, 1/3 mile swim, 2 mile run.  During the run, I had to stop and walk frequently.
  • (Tri)ptophan Turkey Day Triathlon, Nov. 26, 2015, 1/3 mile swim, 16 mile bike, 2 mile run.  I competed on a steel hybrid bike, and was heavy.  I didn’t stop to walk during my run, but I felt like it!
  • Jingle Bell Beach Run, Dec. 20, 2015, 5K run.  This was a first time I didn’t feel like stopping.
  • Peaman Birthday Swim and Run, Dec. 27, 2015, 1/2 mile swim, 3.9 mile run.


2016

  • Peaman Splish-Splash Biathlon, Jan. 31, 2016, 1/2 mile swim, 3.1 mile run.
  • Strang Superbowl Sunday Run, Feb. 7, 2016, half marathon, 13.1 miles run.  It was long and hard, but I paid attention by heart rate (zone) and pace so I didn’t burn out.
  • Mini Monster Triathlon, 1/2 Ironman, Feb. 14, 2016, 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run.  Just one week after finishing half marathon, I participated in my very first 70.3.  I learned a lot!  Transition help, nutrition, what not to eat, little crash on the bike (I had just got my tri bike from Bike Works in Kona a week earlier!).  I finished it, and that was my goal!
  • Peaman, Mar. 6, 2016, 1/2 mile swim, 3.9 mile run.  Thanks to my transition help, I was done in under 2 minutes!
  • Run for the Hops 10K run, Mar. 19, 2016.  This was my first 10K race.  Note to self: take it out a little faster on the first 5K.
  • HCC/Kiser Motorcycle "The Dragon" bicycle race, Mar. 20, 2016, featuring nine hills.  What I learned from this is that I’m not very good on hills.
  • Keoua Canoe Club 10K Mac-A-Thon, Mar. 26, 2016.  Tougher that Run for the Hops, I thought, in that it had more hills.
  • Lavaman Triathlon, Apr. 10, 2016, 1500 meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run, an Olympic distance event.  This was my first BIG race, with over 1100 participants.  Again, I learned lots and I surprised myself, placing the upper 1/3 of participants.  Clearly, I’m getting better!
  • Hawaii 70.3 Ironman, Jun. 4, 2016.  1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run.  My first Ironman event!
  • Ironman Vineman, July 30, 2016.  Cancelled due to injury.
  • Kukio Blue Water Swim, Sep. 24, 2016, 1.2 mile ocean swim.
  • Ho'ala Ironman Training Swim, Oct. 1, 2016, 2.4 mile ocean  swim.
  • World Championship Ironman, Oct. 8, 2016.  2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run.  I did it!  For details, please see my blog post!
  • (Tri)ptophan Turkey Day Triathlon, Nov. 24, 2016, 1/3 mile swim, 16 mile bike, 2 mile run.  This was my introduction into triathlon!  I did better this time around, improving significantly my total time.
  • Honolulu Marathon, Dec.11, 2016, 26.2 mile run.  I thought this race was harder that the Ironman, and the time was slower that the Ironman by two minutes.  However, I qualified for the Boston Marathon in the physically challenged division for 2018!!


2017

  • Great Aloha Run: Feb. 20, 2017.  Running race, 8.2 miles.   I did better than I had expected, finishing in 1:16:22!
  • Lavaman Triathlon, Apr. 2, 2017, 1500 meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run, an Olympic distance event.  Did not finish due to bike wreck.
  • Hapalua Half Marathon, Apr. 9, 2017.  Cancelled due to injuries.
  • Honolulu Triathlon, May 14, 2017.  An Olympic sized event - 1500 meter swim, 40 kilometer bike, and 10 kilometer run.  I was nervous because of my broken clavicle but pleased with how I did, placing in the top 1/3 of participants and breaking 3 hours (2:56:35).
  • Ironman 70.3 Hawaii, June 3, 2017. 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run. Despite cramps during the run, I finished first in my category!
  • Rock and Roll Half Marathon, Seattle, June 18, 2017.  A special race in that I was able to participate with my nephew, himself a former collegiate runner.  He helped set the pace to personal best time of 2:16:17!
  • Sunset Flight Line, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Friday, September 22, 2017.  5K race around the flight line.  I placed second in my category with the time of 27:11.