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Left: Malibu High School students swept the top four spots in the female 14-17 division. From left: Katie Rollins (fourth place), Rebecca Ottusch (second place), Gianna Fote (first place), Kimberly Tartavull (third place) and Scottsdale, Ariz. resident Claire Moty (fifth place). Right: Malibu High student finished second and third in the male 14-17 division. From left: Ryan Brown (second place), Pacific Palisades resident Jared N. Brown (first place) and John Ottusch (third place).

More than 3,000 athletes gathered at Zuma Beach Sunday morning for the 21st annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon. The race consisted of a half-mile swim, 18-mile bike ride and four-mile run. The event raised more than $718,000 for the pediatric cancer research program at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

Chris Foster won the Elite Male Division, finishing the 22.5-mile race in one hour, 15 minutes and 32 seconds. Anissa Sequin took the Elite Female championship in 1:30:06.7. Malibu Mayor Pro Tem Pamela Conley Ulich took home the Celebrity Female title, while Andy Baldwin was the Celebrity Male victor.

The winners by division were Gianna Fote (female 14-17), Mickey M. Davis (female 18-24), Nicki M. Loranger (female 25-29), Tina Geller (female 30-34), Kara Rossi (female 35-39), Amy Aukstikalnis (female 40-44), Claudia Campos (female 45-49), Cary Craig (female 50-54), Patricia Buchanan (female 55-59), Carole Mawson (female 60-64), Amy Dodson (female-challenged), Jared N. Brown (male 14-17), Chris Berg (male 18-24), Daniel Condon (male 25-29), Jonathan Toker (male 30-34), Jay Kuderka (male 35-39), Holger Beckmann (male 40-44), David C. Meyer (male 45-49), Brian Fong (male 50-54), Peter Hoyt (male 55-59), Thomas P. Duket (male 60-64), Ronald Adamson (male 65-69), Bill Harter (male 70-74), Wayne Fong (male 75-79), Bill Bell (male 85+) and Willie Stewart (male-challenged).