Hermosa Beach July 4 Ironman approaches half century

Hermosa Beach 2019 July 4 Ironman champions Annie Seawright and Kevin Collins with flagman Jani Lange. Photo by Sarah Plange

Hermosa Beach 2019 July 4 Ironman champions Annie Seawright Newton and Kevin Collins with flagman Jani Lange. Photo by Sarah Plange

A popular, though controversial Hermosa Beach tradition approached the half century mark this Fourth of July with the 49th annual holding of the Hermosa Beach Ironman. Over 600 competitors  and spectators attended the run a mile, paddle a mile, chug a six-pack of (light) beer. (Upchucking during the final stage is a disqualifying offense.) Multitime winner, runner and Hermosa Beach activist Annie Seawright Newton prevailed again in the women’s division. Volleyball player Kevin Collins was a first time winner in the men’s division.

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