Landau repeats as Age Group Champion at Maui Whale Festival

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East Coast snow storms stranded Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau on Maui after his speech to the American Association for Justice. What did the Herndon Reston area runner and injury lawyer do with the extra time on the island ? Oak Hill’s fleet footed lawyer found a race to jump into and managed to cop another top finish in Hawaii. After finishing second overall in the Forge 5km the week before, Landau went out with the lead pack and finished 5th overall, winning his Age Group and getting a medal and a lei !

Runners and walkers joined in the popular Run for the Whales along the scenic coast of South Maui. This popular running event is at the top of the list of Maui’s best attended 5K and Half-Marathon runs. Mrs. Landau did the longer race, and more than 800 athletes participated. The races benefit marine education programs for Maui schoolchildren. The Run for the Whales began at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort, and travelled over a winding, rolling course through the resort area of Makena and Wailea. The runners will turn at Makena Landing and head back to Polo Beach Park. Parts of the course are oceanside, in areas where runners might catch a glimpse of a breaching whale or two !

The last time Landau was in Maui, the Virginia disability lawyer and his family participated in the Save the Whales events, with Landau running the 5k, KeiKei 2k (kids run with his kids) and the one mile ocean swim. Mrs. Landau, the long distance endurance athlete, did the 10km. Landau highly recommends this event as well as the Foundation’s educational programs to anyone visiting Maui.

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