Lokelani McMichael

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Lokelani McMichael is an American triathlete, surfer and model. In October 1995, she became the youngest female to finish the Hawaii Ironman.[1] McMichael has been featured in GQ, Shape, Triathlete, Runner's World, Men's Health and several other magazines.

Her parents have run a popular surf shop in Kailua-Kona (home of the Ironman) and provided water safety for the swim portion for many years.

Lokelani McMichael, whose real name is Lokelaniku'uleimakamae, entered her first Ironman triathlon in 1995. She was 18 years old, and she beat out about 48,000 people to become eligible for one of the 2,000 or so spots in the 140.6-mile triathlon. The achievement also put her into the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest woman ever to finish the Ironman.

Fast Facts[edit]

  • Height 5-8
  • Birthplace: Kailua Kona, Hawaii
  • Magazine Covers: Runner’s World, Sports Illustrated
  • Television Appearances: Beyond the Break, Ironman Live
  • Competed in her first triathlon at the age of 18
  • Youngest female to compete in an Iron Distance triathlon
  • Miss Kona Coffee in 1999


  1. ^ "Lokelani McMichael". World's Sexiest Athletes. ESPN. Retrieved 2007-07-11.