For Immediate Release
September 17, 2006
20th Anniversary of the Nautica Malibu Triathlon Breaks Previous Records
Celebrities, Athletes, Spectators and Kids Join To Raise Over $615,000 for The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Malibu, California – This morning, thousands gathered on Zuma Beach to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Nautica Malibu Triathlon, which raised over $615,000 (more money than previous years!) for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. This year’s event started off with a bang as celebrities, pro-triathletes, weekend warriors and first-timers took off at 7:15am this morning in a competition that included a ½-mile ocean swim, 18-mile bike ride and a 4-mile run along the backdrop of the gorgeous Malibu coastline.
TV comedian, Jimmy Kimmel once joked that the Nautica Malibu Triathlon was simply a few laps around the hot tub with a martini. This morning’s athletic achievement proved him wrong! Competition was fierce but Bjorn Anderson and Lara Brown showed excellent form to win the overall elite men’s and elite women’s divisions with times 1:16:59.1 and 1:27:24.8, respectively. Returning celebrity athletes, Felicity Huffman defended the “Desperate Housewives” relay team again this year. In addition, Mrs. Huffman’s husband, William H. Macy ran along side her just for fun! Nautica Malibu Triathlon veterans, David Duchovny and Jon Cryer competed in the individual celebrity division.
Other notable performances were seen from Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Carl Lewis, David Denman and Amanda Beard who all made impressive finishes.
Personal achievements aside, every competitor raced with a common goal - to raise money for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. The Nautica Malibu Triathlon raised more than $615,000 for the foundation this year alone, for a total of nearly $2 million over the past 10 years!
Final Results Highlights:
Elite Male: Bjorn Anderson 1:16:59.1
Elite Female Lara Brown 1:27:24.8
# # # NOTES TO MEDIA:
- IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE NOW ON www.wireimage.com SHOTS INCLUDE CELEBRITY COMPETITORS, PRO-ATHLETES AND SCENIC IMAGES OF THOUSANDS OF COMPETITORS ON ZUMA BEACH, MALIBU. B-ROLL IS AVAILABLE BY REQUEST, and via SATELLITE FEED TODAY: 17:30-17:45 Pacific Time Transponder: IA6/Transponder 11 -- C BAND Audio: 6.2/6.8 Downlink: 3920 MHz (V) Uplink: 6145 MHz (H). FULL RESULTS ARE AVAILABLE AT www.nauticamalibutri.com. INTERVIEWS WITH SELECT CELEBRITY AND PRO COMPETITORS ARE AVAILABLE BY REQUEST
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