Jennifer Lopez reveals her triathlon goal

August 19th, 2008 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS  

Los Angeles, Aug 19 (DPA) Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez is looking to add the title of athlete behind her name.The mother of a set of infant twins revealed Monday that she plans to complete the Malibu triathlon next month, just six months after giving birth.

Lopez told Good Morning America that a triple goal motivated her to take on the challenge: raising money for the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, losing weight and make her children proud.

“It came up when I was eight months pregnant, when I was beached like a whale,” she said. “I was watching TV, and I saw a triathlon, and I said, ‘I think I could do that.’ … Maybe we could raise some money and do something really great.”

Lopez said that she trains on a treadmill and stationary bike for about 90 minutes a day, while her pop star husband Marc Anthony looks after the kids. The couple have been taking care of the kids by themselves so far but are now looking for a nanny as Lopez plans to return to work.

Lopez acknowledged that the race will be difficult but had no doubt that she would complete it.

“If I have to crawl across that finish line, then I will crawl across that finish line,” she joked. “It’s for the kids.”

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