These Celebrities Have Tried a Tri

Find out which A-listers have swum, biked, and run to a triathlon finish

September 26, 2012
Teri Hatcher
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Most famous for her girl-next-door character on a hit ABC show (its name?), this actress completed the 2009 Nautica Malibu Triathlon at the age of 45. She clocked in at an impressive 2 hours, 6 minutes. The svelte post-race figure she's maintained proves that this housewife is anything but desperate.

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Monica Raymund
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She plays a human lie detector on the FOX drama "Lie to Me," but she shared the truth about her first triathlon with Bicycling magazine. "I did what they call the classic distance--a half-mile swim, 18-mile ride and 4-mile run," said the brown-haired beauty. Her second-place time of 2 hours, 34 minutes was good enough to earn her a second-place finish at the 2010 Nautica Malibu Triathlon.

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Ryan Sutter
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This former "Bachelorette" contestant didn't just place first in the eyes of his now-wife, Trista--he also landed on top in the celebrity division of the 2011 Nautica Malibu Triathlon with a time of 1 hour, 33 minutes. The Colorado firefighter and father of two also raced in the 2011 New York City Marathon (his results?).

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Long before he hit the campaign circuit, this junior senator from Massachusetts bared his bulging pecs, biceps and abs in a nude photo spread in Cosmopolitan magazine. Today, he puts those muscles to good use by racing in triathlons. In 2012, the Republican rising star placed seventh in his age division in Sudbury, Massachusetts' Spring Sprint Triathlon with a time of 1 hour, 45 minutes. 

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Megyn Price
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This "Rules of Engagement" star has completed several triathlons. Her most recent race was the Nautica New York City Triathlon in 2011, finishing in just over three and a half hours--not too shabby for a 40-year-old mother and full-time actress.

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This Democratic junior senator from Oregon dropped 30 pounds while training for his half Ironman--a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, and 13.1-mile run. He told The Oregonian that he was among the last competitors to finish the race, and that when he finally dragged himself across the finish line, organizers allowed him to take a dunk in a huge tub of ice water that had been used to cool drinks.

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Jennifer Lopez
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This dancer-turned-singer-turned-actress added triathlete to her list of talents after completing the 2008 Nautica Malibu Triathlon. The course included a half-mile swim, 18-mile bike course and 4-mile run. The star breezed through the course, finishing in 2 hours, 23 minutes.

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Rahm Emanuel
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This former White House chief of staff (under what president?) may be America's fittest mayor: The Chicagoan has been a multisport athlete for years and even owns a custom-made Parlee triathlon bike. In August 2012, the Democrat competed in the 30th Anniversary Chicago Triathlon, finishing the .75-kilometer swim, 22-kilometer bike ride and 5-kilometer run in a respectable 1 hour, 33 minutes.

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Rocco Dispirito
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In 2006, this celebrity chef limped through his first triathlon. "I was working long hours in a restaurant and started having serious back problems," the New York chef and cookbook author told the Tampa Bay Times. "I was in the next to last heat, and all these women over 60 passed me in the water like I was standing still." Today, People magazine's sexiest chef alive has six or seven tries under his belt, including two half Ironmans.

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John Cryer
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This "Two and a Half Men" star is used to being the butt of the joke, but off-screen he's arguably the fittest member of his cast. The Emmy Award winner ran the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in 2008, clocking in at an impressive 1 hour, 53 minutes and 36 seconds. He gave the tri another go in 2012 but had to pull out early when he crashed his bike. 

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Natalie Morales
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Most people know her as a co-anchor on NBC's "Today" show, but multisport fanatics remember her as the cover girl of the October 2010 issue of Triathlete magazine. That year, she finished the Jersey Girl Triathlon in 1 hour, 7 minutes.

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Mario Lopez
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We weren't surprised to hear that this actor--and his abs--took on the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in 2009. The '90s teen icon and current host of "Extra" finished with a time of 2 hours, 3 minutes.

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Jenna Lee
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Athleticism runs in the family for this FOX News anchor: Her father played in two Super Bowls. In 2012, she finished her first Olympic-distance triathlon, but she admitted to the Los Angeles Times that another multisport event may not be in her future--she struggled on the swim.

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As the first female winner of "The Biggest Loser," she used to tip the scales at 234 pounds--but you'd never know it now. She finished her first tri in 2010 and this year ran the Valley Girl Triathlon in Liberty Lake, Washington.

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On "The Office," this bawdy warehouse worker had commitment issues, but in real life the television and film actor had no problems seeing through last year's Nautica Malibu Triathlon, finishing in 2 hours, 30 minutes.

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Claire Holt
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This blonde Australian beauty and star of "The Vampire Diaries" (who is set to guest-star this season?) sank her teeth into the 2012 Nautica Malibu Triathlon. Her time of 1 hour, 44 minutes earned her first place in the female celebrity division, and she even beat all but two of the celeb men (what were celebrities competing for?). 

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Best-selling author. Award-winning journalist. Practicing neurosurgeon. Three-time triathlon finisher. Yes, this man has done it all. The CNN chief medical correspondent finished his first multisport event in 2010, the Olympic-distance Nautica New York City Triathlon. This year, he competed in the male celebrity division of the Nautica Malibu Triathlon, finishing ninth with a time of 2 hours, 8 minutes.

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His "New Girl" character probably wouldn't like triathlons--the swim cap and bike helmet would just mess up his hair "chut-a-ney." In real life, though, this actor finished the 2012 Nautica Malibu Triathlon in 1 hour, 48 minutes.

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This actor is working his way up the Hollywood ranks and most recently starred in "The Lincoln Lawyer" alongside Matthew McConaughey (see photos). He placed first in the celebrity male division at this year's Nautica Malibu Triathlon with a time of 1 hour, 39 minutes. A little known fact about this actor: He once saved two women from a burning apartment in San Diego (get the details). How's that for functional fitness?
 

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This "Happy Town" actor was also a professional football player in Europe (for what team?). All that time on the field helped him finish second in the male celebrity division of this year's Nautica Malibu Triathlon, in just over 1 hour, 40 minutes. 
 

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