LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), a global nutrition company, is celebrating its third year as a sponsor of the DC Nation's Triathlon, which includes the Herbalife Congressional Challenge.
The 11th annual DC Nation's Triathlon, considered the premier event of its type in the Washington D.C. region, includes a 1,500-meter swim in the Potomac River, a 40-kilometer bike ride through downtown district and a 10-kilometer run past the nation's best known historical landmarks.
"The Nation's Triathlon takes a lot of endurance and we're proud that our nutrition products will play a role in fueling the athletes' performance," said Michael O. Johnson, chairman and chief executive officer, Herbalife.
Herbalife is also sponsoring the Congressional Challenge, which provides government employees an opportunity to compete against each other. Awards will be given to the top three finishers. In each of the past two years, more than 50 employees participated, including senior staff from Congress and the Departments of Education, Justice, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services.
The triathlon, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 11, will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Participants will receive recovery drinks and protein bars after the race in the Official Herbalife24 Recovery Zone.
"We want to provide the best nutrition and hydration products for our athletes, both on the course and after the race," said Nick Lynch, event director. "Herbalife will be there to support our participants throughout this competition. We are thrilled to have them as a partner again for 2016."
For more on the Events DC Nation's Triathlon, visit NationsTri.com. To get fitness and nutrition tips from Samantha Clayton, Herbalife senior director of worldwide fitness education and a world-class athlete, visit DiscoverHerbalife.com.
Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people's lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Independent Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.
We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.
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