Jennifer Lopez and other celebrities raise money for charity in triathlon

If Jennifer Lopez had a rumored foot or ankle injury that prevented her from judging the Project Runway final she showed no sign of it on Sunday. The 29 39 year-old singer/actress and mother of nearly seven month old twins competed in a sprint triathlon on Sunday in Malibu along with other celebrities like Matthew McConaughey, William H. Macy, Eliza Dushku, Jon Cryer, Scott Foley, and Tiffany Amber Thiessen. The triathlon consisted of “a half-mile ocean swim, an 18 mile out-and-back bike course, and a 4-mile out-and-back run course,” according to the official website for the event. Lopez raised $127,000 for Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles and completed the course in two hours and 23 minutes. Matthew McConaughey, 38, had a finish time of one hour and 31 minutes:

Jennifer Lopez completed the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in 2 hours, 23 minutes and 38.8 seconds on Sunday.

The singer, 39, pumped her arms in the air and smiled broadly as she crossed the finish line of the swimming-running-biking event.

“Thank you guys so much,” she told the crowd. “This is an amazing day.

“I feel really great and so glad I finished and that I made it out of the water but more amazing than that, I feel really great that we raised $127,000 for the Children’s Hospital [of Los Angeles] and hopefully it’ll go to good use,” Lopez added.

Husband Marc Anthony was on the sidelines being supportive. The couple kissed between the biking and running portions of the race.

After finishing, Lopez joined her family and Matthew McConaughey, who came in before her, in the VIP area. McConaughey was accompanied by his girlfriend Camila Alves and their newborn son Levi.

McConaughey’s race time was 1 hour, 30 minutes and 44.7 seconds.

Lopez’ participation raised $127,000 for the Children’s Hospital of L.A. and the entire event raised $950,000.

[From US Weekly]

There was no rest for Lopez after the grueling course. She flew out to NY to celebrate her husband Marc Anthony’s 40th birthday party that night.

I enjoyed the photos of the other people that participated, particularly William H. Macy, who looks incredibly buff for 58. Scott Foley and Jon Cryer are also looking good. Some celebrities are wearing medals as they were honored after the event in a special ceremony. Congratulations to all the people who participated and raised money for charity. That’s a real accomplishment and it’s nice to see the money going to a good cause.

Photo credit: PRPhotos and WENN

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  1. RAN says:

    I’m shocked she completed it – very shocked. But… since she did, kudo’s to her, and for everyone else who raised money for charity by completing the triathalon.

    I’m still shocked that Jennifer Lopez did this — I’ll get over it by this afternoon 8O

  2. geronimo says:

    Kudos to her and the others (William H Macy in particular, he’s my favourite!) Can’t stand her but $127,000 is a fantastic amount of money to raise so well done to her. She may, just possibly, have a heart after all.

  3. Granger says:

    I’ve never really liked her, but I am damn impressed with J-Lo at this moment. Good for her! Fabulous accomplishment that doesn’t deserve any derision whatsoever. Anyone who has the dedication and drive to train for and complete a triathlon (mini or otherwise) is pretty inspirational.

  4. vdantev says:

    Excuse me ? Since when are these fevered overpaid egos scrounging for cash ?

    How about giving a movie’s worth a salary apiece? Hell I’d settle for a single day’s pay on a movie set.

  5. : ) says:

    Wow Matt looks really good!!!!

  6. Baholicious says:

    @vdantev: not as an extra or bit non-speaking part you wouldn’t :wink:

  7. Leandra says:

    This is not all they give to charity but just an event that has been publicized. Marc and Jennifer are involved with Amnesty Intl. for children and the Children’s Health Fund. They give and yet are still condemned because people don’t know the facts.

  8. Drea says:

    um….I’m sorry, don’t you mean the 39 year old actress…..not 29….. :D

  9. Mrs.Darcy says:

    Loving the Saved by the Bell reunion – not sure who some of these people are,though, captions would be helpful. And where’s the photo of Noel -er, Scott Foley? He’s mentioned in the post but I don’t see any photos of him.

  10. Kaiser says:

    Scott Foley!!! Love love love.

    J.Lo – so WTF was this foot injury lie about?

  11. Gigohead says:

    Congrats to everyone involved.

    Glad this event is over with so I don’t hear about how great is JLoad from the mouth of JLoad.


  12. Starla says:

    You said it, Gigohead.

  13. Anne says:

    Ok, everyone of these people who are actually in the race look like they are exerting themselves except JLo. She doesn’t look sweaty or tired. Odd.

  14. chaz says:

    Yay charity!!!! pretending she actually cares… perhaps J-lo’s greatest performance. I’m pretty sure this was a stunt just boost her faultering public image, and she probably won’t be back next year. Matt and William will be though.

  15. morgs says:

    And then she got on her eco-friendly private jet and flew back to New York to celebrate extravagantly with Skeletor.

    Congrats on finishing a 1/2 marathon and screaming about it from every magazine and TV show to seem relevant.

    I like the celebs who just do it and know within themselves they do/did good things for others. Not the hand waving “look at what a good person I am…Now put me on a TV show!”

  16. ff says:

    I’m glad she did it.

  17. Mrs.Darcy says:

    oh sweet Lord, I just realised I mistook Foley for Cryer, apologies – those two shots are eerily similiar, although I did think it odd Duckie was ripped!

  18. vdantev says:

    dantev: not as an extra or bit non-speaking part you wouldn’t

    JLO makes something like 30 million per picture, roughly 11,000 bucks an hour- so come gain ?