MALIBU—Athletes helped raise close to $1.4 million on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 at the 32nd Annual Malibu Triathlon, formerly known as the Nautica Malibu Triathlon. Swimmers, bikers, and runners raised money for childhood cancer research at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

The event took place at Zuma Beach. Fox 11 News reported that more than 4,000 athletes helped raise money during the event. Dr. Alan Wayne expressed his gratitude to those who participated in the event. Wayne told reporters, “Thanks to everybody who’s doing this. You’re helping advance the leading edge for cancer for children.”

Wayne continued, “In addition to raising awareness about childhood cancer, the money is critically important so we can make continued progress.”

According to, about 10,590 children will be diagnosed with cancer in 2018, while 1180 will die from the deadly disease.

The winner of the triathlon was Alexander Romanenko, Fox 11 reported. He finished the course in a time of 1:15.19.