Bike safety associations might have a new spokesperson in "Two and a Half Men" star Jon Cryer.
Every year, the Nautica Malibu Triathlon brings out California's fittest stars, and this year was no different. At Sunday's 26th annual event, which raises money for Children's Hospital Los Angeles, actors like Ali Landry, Rainn Wilson, Howie Mandel, Ellie Kemper, and James Marsden crossed the finish line -- but it was Cryer who made the most memorable finish, covered in bloody road rash from a nasty fall off his bike.
Painful as his injuries looked, Cryer was still the same funnyman he always is. With a smile on his face (though it was probably more like a grimace), he joked about the fall with medics as they cleaned and treated his grazes. He also told the crowd that he hit his head as he fell, and he was thankful for the helmet he was wearing.
Before the accident, the 47-year-old Emmy winner had already completed a half-mile swim in the ocean, and it's unclear how far he made it in the following 18-mile bike ride. Unfortunately, Cryer's injuries forced him to miss the final 4-mile run, but wife Lisa Joyner and daughter Daisy were both there to congratulate and comfort him as he licked his wounds (not literally -- eww!).
The female that topped the results of the individual triathlon was "Vampire Diaries" actress Claire Holt, who won with a time of 1:44:31. The fastest man was Eric Etebari of "2 Fast 2 Furious" and "The Lincoln Lawyer," finishing in 1:39:56.
The triathlon raised $1.17 million for the hospital's Pediatric Cancer Research Program, with more than 3,350 participants. All in all, it was a resounding success -- except for Cryer. But the actor says he'll be back next year to redeem himself.