Monday, September 14, 2009

Celebrity spotting at the Malibu Triathlon...

Yesterday I had a day of sport and celebrity spotting (and since I wasn't actually doing the Malibu Triathlon, maybe that was my sport).

Desperate Housewives actress Teri Hatcher
Teri Hatcher in her wetsuit at Malibu Triathlon
It was my most 'Hollywood' experience to date with Zuma Beach in Malibu swarming with famous faces and thousands of athletes competing in the 2009 Nautica Malibu Triathlon.

Mario Lopez
Mario Lopez in his wetsuit at Malibu Triathlon
Desperate Housewives stars Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman were there, along with Felicity's husband, movie and TV star, William H. Macy.

Teri Hatcher competes in the
2009 Nautica Malibu Triathlon
Teri Hatcher poses at Malibu Triathlon
Celebrity Teri Hatcher at Malibu Triathlon
Before and after the swim...
Celebrity Teri Hatcher Malibu Triathlon
After the bike ride and race...
Teri Hatcher part of Disney Malibu Triathlon team
Teri Hatcher after Malibu Triathlon
Teri had a great result completing the whole triathlon in 2 hours 6 minutes 50 seconds.

Movie star William H. Macy
William H Macy celebrity Malibu Triathlon
Before the race and at the finishing line...
William H Macy finishing the Malibu Triathlon

Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huffman at Malibu Triathlon
Celebrity Felicity Huffman at Malibu Triathlon
Before and after the race...
Felicity Huffman Zuma Beach Triathlon

Celebrity married couple William H. Macy
and Felicity Huffman
William H Macy and Felicity Huffman support Malibu Triathlon
Above during the American National Anthem...
Married couple Felicity Huffman and William H Macy at Malibu Triathlon
Being interviewed after the race and happily mingling with the crowd...
Desperate Housewives Felicity Huffman at Malibu Triathlon
William H Macy at Malibu Triathlon
Among the other competing celebrity competitors were super-buff Saved by the Bell star Mario Lopez, Jeremy Piven from Entourage, Matthew Rhys from Brothers & Sisters, Boston Legal star Julie Bowen, The Bachelor's Andy Baldwin, plus many more and to kick the whole show off 'The Hoff' himself, Baywatch and Night Rider star David Hasselhoff.

Celebrity support at the Malibu Triathlon 2009
Celebrities at the Malibu Triathlon Sep 09

Mario Lopez
Mario Lopez before Malibu Triathlon
Before the Triathlon (he did the whole thing like Teri Hatcher rather than just being part of a relay team)...Mario Lopez at Zuma Beach TriathlonCelebrity Mario Lopez at Malibu Triathlon
After the half mile Pacific Ocean swim showing off his perfect pecs, biceps and abs...
Mario Lopez Malibu Triathlon 09
After the cycle ride and race which he completed overall in 2 hours 3 minutes and 17 seconds...
Sweaty Mario Lopez after Malibu Triathlon
Mario Lopez after Malibu Triathlon
Buff Mario Lopez races Malibu TriathlonMario Lopez Malibu Triathlon Sep 09

David Hasslehoff starts the Triathlon
David Hasslehoff starts the Malibu TriathlonDavid Hasslehoff starts celebrity Malibu TriathlonDavid Hasslehoff at Malibu TriathlonDavid Hasslehoff at Zuma Beach TriathlonDon't hassle The Hoff - David Hasslehoff

Entourage star Jeremy Piven
Entourage's Jeremy Piven at Malibu Triathlon
Before the race with relay teammates Rodrigo Acevedo and Linda Baltes...
Jeremy Piven Malibu Triathlon 2009Jeremy Piven from Entourage at Malibu Triathlon Sep 09
The last sprint to the finishing line which he completed in 37 minutes and 24 seconds...
Jeremy Piven finishing Malibu Triathlon
Mingling with fellow celebrities, including Mario Lopez, after the race...
Jeremy Piven and Mario Lopez chat at Malibu TriathlonJeremy Piven after Malibu Triathlon

Brothers & Sisters TV star
and fellow Welshman Matthew Rhys
Celebrity Matthew Rhys at Malibu Triathlon

Modern Family star Julie Bowen
Celebrity Julie Bowen at Malibu Triathlon

All My Children soapstar Alec Mussar
Buff soapstar Alec Musser at Malibu Triathlon

The Bachelor star Andy Baldwin (right)
with William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huffman and Andy Baldwen at Malibu Triathlon
The Bachelor TV reality star (number 49) Andy Baldwin before the race...
The Bachelor Andy Baldwin at Malibu Triathlon
The celebrities and other participants from the world of entertainment were on hand to support the fundraising efforts of the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.
Malibu Triathlon Finish line
The Triathlon includes a 1/2 mile swim, 18 mile ride and 4 mile run and my other half, Charlie, was doing the run as part of a relay team for Disney (which he completed in 27 minutes 36 seconds).

Charlie at the finishing line
Charlie finishing Malibu Triathlon 2009
Over $1 million was raised for charity yesterday and that included $250,000 from the fundraising efforts of the Disney Tri-Team (with $2,500 raised by Charlie).

Disney Triathlon Team
Teri Hatcher and Julie Bowen at Malibu Triathlon
Teri Hatcher, Julie Bowen and the Disney Malibu Triathlon TeamDisney Malibu Triathlon team
In addition to the celebrities, the paparazzi were out in force, especially swarming around Teri Hatcher.
Paparazzi stalk celebs at Malibu Triathlon
I suppose I was a paparazzi for the today, but I'm not sure it's something I'd like to do full time (I'm far too shy and apologetic when I take my pictures).

Anyway, all my celebrity encounters and photographs more than made up for having to get up at 3am in the morning to get to Zuma Beach so we could get parking and everyone could finish their registration.
Nautica Malibu Triathlon 2009
The early morning conditions were perfect with cloud cover and a bit of a breeze, without being too cold, and after the event we headed off to Paradise Cove for some celebratory team drinks in the sunshine and I even enjoyed my first swim in the Pacific Ocean this year.

I think the 3,000 or so triathlon participants must have inspired me...

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