LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), a global nutrition company, congratulates Heather Jackson and Tine Holst on capping their incredible 2016 performances at the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Sponsored by Herbalife Nutrition, Jackson and Holst are two of the 80,000-plus athletes who competed for the more than 2,000 available starting slots at the elite event.
Jackson who trains in Bend, Oregon finished in third place with a record time of 9 hours, 11 minutes and 32 seconds. The talented athlete has won 3 triathlons this year, including a record-setting performance at Ironman Lake Placid triathlon in July. Last year, which was her first at the championship in Kona, Jackson finished fifth with, a time of 9:21:45. This year, Jackson dominated her specialty of bicycling, where she completed the 112-mile leg in 5:00:31 minutes.
Holst came to Hawaii following a win with a time of 10:02:35 at the Ironman Lanzarote in Spain, one of the toughest Ironman competitions, and a strong second place finish at the Austrian Ironman 70.3 earlier this year. The determined athlete from Denmark was well positioned to finish strong at the World Championships. She finished in a record time of 9 hours, 48 minutes and 43 seconds putting her in 21st place across the finish line.
“Once again, Heather and Tine have proven to be among the world’s top athletes and as their nutrition partner, we could not be more proud of all of their accomplishments,” said Michael O. Johnson, chairman and CEO, Herbalife.
Worldwide, Herbalife Nutrition supports more than 200 athletes including Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and India’s Virat Kohli as well as teams such as the LA Galaxy (U.S.) and Ajax (Netherlands). Ronaldo helped Portugal win the Euro 2016 final while Kohli is ranked first in the International Cricket Council’s T20 rankings and second in its ODI ranking.
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