While only one person could be named the official winner of the 25th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon, all who showed up to Zuma Beach left with a sense of victory as the competition raised more than $1.1 million for Children's Hospital Los Angeles. With attendees and competitors including celebrities, athletes, philanthropists and organizations, a good time was had by all with a common good cause in mind.
In addition to the abundance of spectators, stars came out to support and compete in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon. Ali Vincent came in first in the celebrity female division with a time of 2:09:21, and Ryan Sutter came in first in the celebrity male division with a time of 1:33:04. Team The Lying Game brought home the victory in the Celebrity Co-Ed Relay Division with a time of 1:26:30. Also competing in the Celebrity Division were: Eddie Izzard, Ed Helms, Rainn Wilson, Jon Cryer, Mark Paul Gosselaar, Chris Harrison, Natalie Morales and Tiffani Thiessen, to name a few.
Team Herbalife won the Classic Non-Celebrity Co-Ed Relay Division. Other teams who participated include “The Office” team in addition to teams “The Today Show,” “KTLA,” “Private Practice,” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.”
Craig Pansing was named the overall victor of the triathlon, finishing the half-mile swim, 18 mile bicycle ride and four mile run in 1:23:41. Bridget Rosolanka was named the winner of the female division with a time of 1:50:42.
Funds raised from the event went 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.
In addition to the main race portion of the Nautica Malibu Triathlon family and friends were also able to enjoy games in the Fun Zone or watch their favorite little competitors take on the Nautica Kids Run and Tot Trot. Additional finish times for competitors are available by request or by visiting the official website.
Rainn Wilson and Ed Helms