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For Immediate Release
January 2, 2013
26th Nautica Malibu Triathlon Raises $1,173,261 for Children's Hospital Los Angeles
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NAUTICA MALIBU TRIATHLON RAISES RECORD $1,173,261
FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES
Megan Severa And Craig Pansing Named Winners In
The Men’s And Women’s Pro Divisions
Malibu, CA (September 16, 2012) - 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 who 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.
In addition to cheering the participants on, friends, family and fans of the Nautica Malibu Triathlon enjoyed games in the Fun Zone and watched 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 at www.nauticamalibutri.com.
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.
Founded in 1983, Nautica® is a leading global lifestyle brand ranging from men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories to a complete home collection. Nautica® products are refined casual classics inspired and energized by the water that are always crisp, clean and distinct. Today Nautica® is available in 50 countries with more than 175 Nautica® branded stores worldwide. In 2003, the Company was acquired by VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel with more than 30 brands, including Wrangler, The North Face, Lee, Vans, Nautica, 7 For All Mankind, Eagle Creek, Eastpak, Ella Moss, JanSport, lucy, John Varvatos, Kipling, Majestic, Napapijri, Red Kap, Reef, Riders, Splendid, Smartwool® and Timberland®. For additional information, please go to www.nautica.com and www.vfc.com.
Since 1986, MESP, Inc. has been a leader in lifestyle sports marketing. As a full service marketing and production company, MESP, Inc. has consistently delivered top quality events to athletes across the country. MESP, Inc. has produced events such as the Nautica Malibu Triathlon, the Nautica South Beach Triathlon, the Day at the Beach Triathlon, the Merrell Down & Dirty National Mud Run Series, the Hi-Tec Adventure Racing Series and many more. MESP strives to produce events with a festive atmosphere that make a difference in people’s lives and that continually maximize the enjoyment
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