Jennifer Lopez successfully competed in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in 2008, finishing the ½-mile swim, 18-mile bike ride and 4-mile run in 2 hours, 23 minutes and 28 seconds.
Jennifer Lopez was cheered on from the sidelines by her ( now ex husband ) Marc Anthony, who escorted her to a VIP area with his arm securely around her after she crossed the finish line, exhausted, but with her fists pumped in victory.
In the VIP area, Lopez met up with Matthew McConaughey, who also competed in the triathlon at Zuma Beach. Mc Conaughey, who finished in 1 hour, 43 minutes and 48 seconds, greeted Jennifer with a big hug. It has to be mentioned that Lopez was accompanied along the way by her trainer Gunnar Peterson, who was not racing himself, but was there to offer his support.
Lopez has been training for the event – her first ever triathlon – with Peterson and Self magazine editor-in-chief Lucy Danziger.
Just to mention that in August, she made an appearance on "Good Morning America", boasting a positive attitude about her workout regimen.
"I feel great," she revealed on the show. "I have more energy and I'm proud of myself." She also claimed that she would be raising money for Children's Hospital Los Angeles. " 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.
Her fans were there to offer their support and show their love to J.Lo. As Lopez and her entourage , including her sister, an assistant and several bodyguards ,made its way to the beach, fans yelled, "I love you J.Lo."
"Thank you guys so much," she told the crowd. "This is an amazing day."
Just to mention that the entire event raised $950,000!!!
Pretty amazing eh?
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