Kona Uncovered: 2011 Athletic Swimwear

Triathlete magazine stormed Kona and the Mauna Lani Bay hotel and resort for its annual swimsuit issue. Five athlete-models—including Claudia Abreu, winner of the Triathlete.com Swimsuit Model Search—landed on the Big Island last March. In tow, duffle bag upon duffle bag of 2011 swimwear, purpose-built for real swimming, but cool enough for lampin’ on the beach while showing off a “body by triathlon.”

Click here to view the swimsuits from the shoot and vote for your favorite!

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Claudia Abreu, Triathlete.com Model Search winner

Video Close-Up: Claudia Abreu
Video: Meet Claudia Abreu
Photos: Swimsuits – Claudia Abreu

Lesley Paterson, professional triathlete

Video Close-Up: Lesley Paterson
Video: Meet Lesley Paterson
Photos: Swimsuits – Lesley Paterson

Lindsey Kurhajetz, race director and age-group triathlete

Video Close-Up: Lindsey Kurhajetz
Video: Meet Lindsey Kurhajetz
Photos: Swimsuits – Lindsey Kurhajetz

Angi Greene, age-group triathlete

Video Close-Up: Angi Greene
Video: Meet Angi Greene
Photos: Swimwear – Angi Greene

Dan Hugo, professional triathlete

Video: Meet Dan Hugo