LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), a global nutrition company, congratulates triathlete Heather Jackson on winning the IRONMAN 70.3 Peru. Sponsored by Herbalife Nutrition, Jackson was one of 1,600 runners competing in this race. Jackson, who trains in Bend, Oregon, completed the race with a time of 4 hours, 12 minutes and 41 seconds. She will donate the proceeds from her win to the Peruvian people devastated by the recent floods that displaced an estimated 900,000 families.
"The people of Peru inspired me during the race, and Herbalife Nutrition fueled me as I pushed through," said Heather Jackson. "I'm always so grateful for the opportunity to race and meanwhile, thousands of people have lost their homes. Peru, Herbalife Nutrition, and the entire Herbalife Nutrition community have given me so much in so many ways that it is the least I can do to give back to this wonderful country."
Her finish in this race qualifies her for the IRONMAN in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on May 21 in her attempt to secure a spot in this year's IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in September.
"Once again, Heather Jackson has demonstrated to be among one of the world's top athletes," said Michael O. Johnson, chairman and CEO, Herbalife. "As her official nutrition partner, we could not be more proud of her success in this IRONMAN and for giving back to those who need it most right now."
Additionally, Herbalife Nutrition sponsored athletes Felipe Barraza from Chile placed fourth and Raul Tejada from Guatemala placed fifth in the men's race.
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