Nautica nets $50K for pediatric AIDS


More than 1,500 amateur and professional athletes took to the beach Sunday for the 12th annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon.

The fund-raiser for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation raised more than $50,000.

The triathlon consisted of a half-mile swim, 18-mile bike ride along PCH and four-mile run along Zuma Beach to Point Dume and back.

Among the Hollywood celebrities who took part were Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams; Ingo Rademacher (“General Hospital”); “Baywatch” stars Jose Solano and Ingrid Walters; Andy Lauer (“Caroline in the City”); Jason Scheff, lead singer for Chicago; Jim Davidson (USA Network’s “Pacific Blue”); Mike Malinin, drummer for the Goo Goo Dolls; and Olympic athletes Steve Scott, Dave Johnson, Peter Vidmar, Amanda Beard, Mel Stewart and John Naber. Solano was the first competitor to cross the finish line and Williams’ “Team Robin” came in eighth among celebrity relay teams.

Winners were:

Celebrity Relay Male

1st — Team Nautica; 2nd — Team Goo Goo Dolls; 3rd — Team General Hospital

Celebrity Relay Female

1st — Team PowerBar Go Girls; 2nd — Team Hawaiian Tropic; 3rd — Team FOX Sports

Celebrity Relay Mixed Team

1st — Team Power Tri-Cathlete; 2nd — Team Pacific Blue; 3rd — Team Summer of ’84

Top Male Finishers

1st — Darren Wood, San Marcos; 2nd — Emilio DeSoto, San Diego; 3rd — Michael Collins, El Segundo; 4th — Danny Murphy, Las Vegas; 5th — Lasse Vogelslang, San Diego

Top Female Finishers

1st– Jenny Wood, Carlsbad; 2nd — Chrystal Tunnell, Arroyo Grande; 3rd — Ana Christina Amatto, San Diego; 4th — Michelle Palmisano, Ventura; 5th — Sara Gilles, Irvine