Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Team "Goo Goo Dolls - DZ Nuts" Takes 2nd Overall At The Malibu Celebrity Triathlon

Mike Malinin, Tom Hodge and Dave Zabriskie of team "Goo Goo Dolls - DZ Nuts"

While only one person could be named the official winner of the 25th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon, all who showed up to Zuma Beach left with a sense of victory as the competition raised more than $1.1 million for Children's Hospital Los Angeles. With attendees and competitors including celebrities, athletes, philanthropists and organizations, a good time was had by all with a common good cause in mind.

In addition to the abundance of spectators, stars came out to support and compete in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon. Ali Vincent came in first in the celebrity female division with a time of 2:09:21, and Ryan Sutter came in first in the celebrity male division with a time of 1:33:04. Team The Lying Game brought home the victory in the Celebrity Co-Ed Relay Division with a time of 1:26:30. Also competing in the Celebrity Division were: Mike Malinin, Dave Zabriskie, Tom Hodge of team "Goo Goo Dolls - DZ Nuts", Ed Helms, Rainn Wilson, Jon Cryer, Mark Paul Gosselaar, Chris Harrison, Natalie Morales and Tiffani Thiessen, to name a few.

Team Herbalife won the Classic Non-Celebrity Co-Ed Relay Division. Other teams who participated include "Goo Goo Dolls - DZ Nuts", "The Office" team in addition to teams "The Today Show," "KTLA," "Private Practice," and "The Bold and the Beautiful."

Swim/Tom Hodge - Time :11:55

Bike/Dave Zabriskie - Time :36:53....29.2 MPH (DZ shattered the bike record)

Run/Mike Malinin - Time :27:57

Overall Time 1:19:37

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Team "Goo Goo Dolls - DZ Nuts" Takes On The 2011 Malibu Celebrity Triathlon

Team "Goo Goo Dolls - DZ Nuts" will be taking on the 2011 Malibu Celebrity triathlon this weekend. The team is lead by Mike Malinin of the Goo Goo Dolls as the runner, Dave Zabriskie of team Garmin Cervelo as the cyclist and Recovox's own Tom Hodge as the swimmer.

Tom Hodge and Mike Malinin

September 18, 2011 marks the 25th Nautica Malibu Triathlon, one of Southern California’s most anticipated competitions. Hosting some of the world’s finest athletes, philanthropists and celebrities, this event raises money for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Pediatric Cancer Research Program.

The triathlon event course consists of a Classic distance race that is made up of a half-mile ocean swim in the Pacific Ocean, 18-mile bike ride and four-mile run through Zuma Beach in Malibu, California.

For the fifth year, proceeds from the Nautica Malibu Triathlon will benefit the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and its Pediatric Cancer Research Program. Last year, the event raised more than $1,000,000 for the program, with the help of celebrity participants including Teri Hatcher, Gilles Marini, Julie Bowen and James Marsden.

“Each year we see so many inspiring and moving stories unfold at the Nautica Malibu Triathlon, which make all of our efforts worthwhile,” said Michael Epstein, president of Michael Epstein Sports Productions, Inc. (MESP.) “Year after year the triathlon continues to be successful thanks to all of the hard working participants, teams and sponsors.”

“We are so excited for the 25th anniversary of the Nautica Malibu Triathlon as it is one of the leading athletic events in Southern California,” said Karen Murray, President of Nautica. “We love seeing the community come together to support the amazing research and work that the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles does, and look forward to raising even more funds and awareness for this cause.”

Dedicated to curing and preventing childhood cancers, the Pediatric Cancer Research Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles provides groundbreaking treatments and therapies for children with some of the most serious and life-threatening forms of cancers.

With Dave Zabriskie on board as the teams cyclist, Team "Goo Goo Dolls - DZ Nuts" is sure to set a pace that will be hard to beat. Stay tuned to see how it all unfolds this Sunday.