team nuun athlete

sport: running

I was born and raised in Maui, HI where being active was just a part of daily life. I'm now living in Colorado and while I miss the ocean, my life here near Denver provides me with new ways to play in the great outdoors! Moving to Colorado in 2006, I feel in love with the cycling community and soon found myself competing in triathlons. I love the mix of training for all three sports and built up to the half ironman distance. While I enjoy swimming, cycling, and still do both regularly as cross-training, I knew it was time to focus on running which has always been my passion. In 2015 I joined the Runner's Roost road race team as an elite athlete and am excited to take on the role of road team coordinator for 2016! Building community and supporting others to reach their health and athletic goals is something I'm passionate about. From running your first 5k to qualifying for Boston to learning to swim, I enjoy being a part of the process for not only myself but others!


Triathlon: Ironman 70.3 World Championship qualifier, Aug 2012 and 2013 Running: 1st Female Overall Atlanta Marathon Oct 2013, Maui Marathon Sept 2014, Big Sur Marathon Apr 2015. Half marathon PR of 1:16:32 June 2015.

Malia's Favorite flavor is
Nuun Electrolytes : Strawberry Lemonade

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