Celebrities Rainn Wilson, James Marsden, Jon Cryer Compete in 26th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon
-- September 17, 2012
|MALIBU, California, September 16. YESTERDAY marked the 26th annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon benefitting the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. This year, the event raised $1.17 million to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
Over 3,350 participants swam, biked and ran in the 26th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon, raising over $1.17 million for Children's Hospital Los Angeles' Pediatric Cancer Research Program. Celebrities, triathletes and corporate teams alike raced side-by-side on the sands and in the waters of Malibu cheered on by supportive crowds, to benefit this truly worthy cause.
Hollywood's elite lent their support with star athletes including Claire Holt who came in first in the celebrity female division with a time of 1:44:31, and Eric Etebari came in first in the celebrity male division with a time of 1:39:56. Team "Sheriff in Town" brought home the victory in the Celebrity Co-Ed Relay Division with a time of 1:27:28. Also competing in the Celebrity Division were: James Marsden, Jon Cryer, Rainn Wilson, Alison Sweeney, Jillian Michaels, Mark Paul Gosselaar, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Josh Hopkins, to name a few.
Craig Pansing was named the overall victor of the triathlon, finishing the half-mile swim, 18 mile bicycle ride and four mile run in 1:22:50. Megan Severa was named the winner of the female division with a time of 1:36:19.
Money raised by the Nautica Malibu Triathlon will go to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles' Pediatric Cancer Research Program, which is dedicated to curing and preventing childhood cancers. The program provides groundbreaking treatments and therapies for children with some of the most serious and life-threatening forms of cancers.
Check out some of the celebrity race photos below:
British actor James Scott, currently known in the United States for his work on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives"
Model/Actor Parker Young
"Two and a Half Men" star Jon Cryer
British Triathlete and four-time World Ironman Champion Chrissie Wellington
Actress Claire Holt and actor Geoff Stults
"X-Men" actor James Marsden
Actor Rainn Wilson, best known for his character Dwight on "The Office"
About Children's Hospital Los Angeles:
Children's Hospital Los Angeles has been named the best children's hospital in California and among the best in the nation for clinical excellence with its selection to the prestigious US News & World Report Honor Roll. Children's Hospital is home to The Saban Research Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States. The hospital is also one of America's premier teaching hospitals through its affiliation since 1932 with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.
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