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Actor Chris Pratt competed at Ironman 70.3 Florida to raise money for the care and treatment of wounded warriors and dependent children who have suffered sever brain injuries. Pratt turned in a 47:55 swim, a 3:07:25 bike and a 2:53:42 half-marathon to cross the finish line in 7:04:56.
Although the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday was a star-studded event, one very big star was noticeably absent—Jurassic World’s Chris Pratt.
And now we know why.
The 35-year-old was busy competing in the half-Ironman triathlon in Haines City, Fla., and it was all for a good cause.
“If you voted for me or #GOTG for the #MTVMovieAwards that’s really awesome of you, I appreciate the support. Sadly I will be missing the show,” he wrote on his Facebook last Tuesday. “On Sunday I’m joining former Navy SEAL Mike Day as he participates in a grueling half ironman to raise money and awareness for our nations brain injured heroes.”
“The Ironman 70.3 or ‘Half Ironman’ is an endurance race of swimming, biking and running,” he further explained. “It’s going to be a major challenge and I’ve trained long and hard for it. … I hope to help raise awareness and money for a great cause and true hero.”
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