We had so much fun watching Jennifer Lopez, SELF editor-in-chief Lucy Danziger and 3,200 other racers (including quite a few other celebrities!) compete in last weekend's Nautica Malibu Triathlon that we don't want the excitement to end. Keep checking back this week as we post more of our favorite moments from the event.
"I suck at swimming! It's amazing I made it," Jennifer joked after the race in the VIP tent. We think she was amazing in general! Jennifer swam the choppy, 1/4-mile course in 20 minutes, 52.8 seconds, and came out of the water with a smile on her face.
Jennifer was most nervous about the swim leg of the race, especially after her run-in with the jellyfish and huge waves back in New York. But she and trainer Gunnar Peterson did a trial run of the course the day before the race, which helped put her more at ease. Before the start, Marc and Jennifer chatted with a lifeguard. During the swim segment of the race, lifeguards floated in the water on surfboards and jet-skis, making sure everyone was safe.
Marc (in the white shirt) was nervous for Jennifer, but she looked ready as she waited with other racers in the celebrity wave. Recognize the racer standing on Jennifer's left, in the black wetsuit with yellow accents? It's Andy Baldwin from season 10 of The Bachelor. (He finished first in the male celebrity division.)
Paparazzi and racers' friends and family lined up along the sidelines to watch the start. See if you can spot Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey's girlfriend, in the crowd. She's holding their new baby, Levi, in a sling. (Hint: Look for Levi's stark white baby blanket.)
After the swim, Jennifer dried off and got ready for the 18-mile bike course. She's about to realize her T-shirt and sneakers are missing! (No problem, though; she borrowed a tee from Gunnar and sneakers from another racer.)