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Dr. Paul Viviano (with microphone), president and CEO of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, speaks Sunday, Sept. 15, after receiving a check from Nautica Malibu Triathlon representatives. Photos by Suzy Demeter/Surfside News
Pacific Palisades resident Jim Lubinski, who took first in the pro elite category of the triathlon’s classic distance race, celebrates after crossing the finish line at 1 hour, 22 minutes and 3 seconds.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar takes the stage at the Nautica Malibu Triathlon awards ceremony Sunday, Sept. 15.
Janet Swingle, grandmother to the late Sophia Andrade, holds up Sophia’s photobook at the Sophia’s Buddies team station.
Disney team captains Michele Fortier (left) and Richard Chandler pose for a photo. This year’s fundraising total was the highest amount they have raised as a team.
First-time participant Anjanette Guerrero is surrounded by her fans on Sunday, Sept. 15.
Spectators look on during the swim portion.
Malibu local Gregory Aaron Hurst (middle) is pictured.
Jose Gabriel (left), of Guatemala City, Guatemala, and Jim Lubinski, of Pacific Palisades, took second and first, respectively, in the classic distance race on Sunday.
Six-year-old Ethan Moore is pictured with his mom, Katie Moore. Ethan has been a patient of CHLA for two years.
Michael Epstein (left), executive producer of the triathlon, presents a check to Dr. Paul Viviano (right).
(Left to right) Dr. Paul Viviano poses with Robert Iger, chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, team captains Michele Fortier, Richard Chandler, and Dr. Alan Wayne.
The CHLA team presents a check.
Members of the team Sophia’s Buddies present a check.
Barbara Burke, Freelance Reporter
2:41 am PDT September 17, 2019
Retired NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar towered high above 6-year-old cancer survivor Ethan Moore as he spoke Sunday, Sept. 15, on Day 2 of the Nautica Malibu Triathlon.