Top 5 Celebrities Who Compete in Triathlons

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A triathlon is an endurance test that includes swimming, cycling and running. It is one of the most grueling athletic events a person can attempt to complete. Several celebrities have proven that they have what it takes to complete this race of strength and grit.

5 Matthew McConaughey

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Actor Matthew McConaughey’s participation in races is well-documented. The toned actor registered a very impressive time of 1:43:48 at the 2008 Nautica Malibu Triathlon. McConaughey, who starred in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” and “The Lincoln Lawyer,” is so into fitness and nutrition that his workout and diet regimen is regularly the subject of magazine articles.

4 Chris Harrison

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Host of the hugely successful ABC hits “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” Chris Harrison may feel compelled to stay in shape to compete with the attractive bachelors on the shows. Regardless of his motives, Harrison left the suit and tied behind and turned in a very impressive time of 2:03:45 at the 2010 Nautica Malibu Triathlon. Few of the bachelors on the show can boast a higher athletic feat.

3 Mario Lopez

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Fans of the hit 1990s show “Saved by the Bell” remember Mario Lopez as buff wrestler A.C. Slater, so his triathlete status is not surprising. The host of TV’s “Extra,” Lopez completed the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in 2009 in a time of 2:03. Lopez gave his female fans a thrill by running the race shirtless.

2 Jennifer Lopez

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Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez, who worked a stint as a judge on “American Idol,” has long been revered for her fitness. Her music videos and concerts routinely feature very ambitious and physical dance numbers. The entertainer showed off her athletic abilities at the 2008 Nautica Malibu Triathlon with a time of 2:23:38. You might have thought she was running away from deadly anaconda snakes or something.

1 Teri Hatcher

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Proving that her youthful energy and endurance defy her age, “Desperate Housewives” star Teri Hatcher completed the most famous triathlon, the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in 2009 at the age of 45. Hatcher, who maintains a very slim and fit figure, turned in one of the more impressive times of any female celeb at 2:06.

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Neil Kokemuller has been an active business, finance and entertainment writer and content media developer since 2007. He has also been a college marketing professor since 2004. He has four years of additional professional experience in marketing, retail and small business, and he holds a Master of Business Administration from Iowa State University.

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