XTERRA elites and age groupers and fans enjoyed putting on the Ritz -- Carlton that is -- in Kapalua, Maui after the rugged 16th annual World Championship off road triathlon. Wild costumes and lots of laughs prevailed at the traditional Halloween costume party eight days before the real thing.
All photographs © Timothy Carlson
Three Specialized Hula Men – Dylan Casey, Jan Frodeno, and Bobby Behan.
Two kooky ninjas – Two-time Ironman World Champ Tim DeBoom (left) and top tri photographer and Maui age group finisher Eric Wynn (right)
Josiah Middaugh and his dear wife Ingrid adopted alien big heads and green face paint.
Eneko and Ruth Llanos were adopted by a family of three bananas.
Three-time ITU World Champion, two-time Hy-Vee champion and 2008 Olympic Champion Emma Snowsill looked beautifully natural in her Polynesian ensemble.
XTERRA Worlds second place finisher Dan Hugo – Hula Man!
On the far right of this scary mélange that looked like Maui's version of an Oakland Raider tailgate party - you can find (left to right) XTERRA World Champion Lesley Paterson and elite competitors Jessica Noyola and Sam Gardner.
Jimmy Davis, as Bob Marley, hugs his girlfriend.
Left to right – Cowman, Lance Poser (see the number 25) Dan Mueller and his wife, the Australian hula gal.
Wonder Woman, as interpreted by Amy Eck, former Hawaiian Airlines XTERRA World Championship and Hawaiian Ironman double champion.
Swimming Swami Denilson Freitas.
Dan Arnett wears the wig and the Go Pre! shirt and Jessica Van Orden is his silver haired companion.
Zebra and Pinky.
Beer Man and admirer.
Arrrhh! Bloody pirate!
The ultimate Athena.
Green Giant and flexible princess.
Electric pink hairdos in tutus and running shoes.
Tri-Man gets no respect!