Monica Torres Wins in Malibu

Congratulations to Monica Torres  for finishing 1st at Nautica Malibu Triathlon!

The Nautica Malibu Triathlon Herbalife International distance race course features a 1.5K Pacific Ocean swim, a 40K out-and-back bike course along the Pacific Coast Highway, and a 10K out-and-back run.

Used Herbalife 24 Prepare before and Prolong during.

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Pacific Sports LLC and Herbalife Ltd. Announce Five-Year Title Sponsorship Agreement for Los Angeles Triathlon

Event Name Will Change to Herbalife Triathlon Los Angeles

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) and Pacific Sports LLC, producer of the annual Los Angeles Triathlon, today announced a five-year agreement naming Herbalife as title sponsor and the event will now be known as Herbalife Triathlon Los Angeles. The triathlon will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2012 with registration opening on December 5, 2011.

“We are thrilled Herbalife wanted to step up to the title sponsorship role and make a long-term commitment to the L.A. event and the sport of triathlon,” said Jack Caress, president & CEO of Pacific Sports and race director for the event. “With Herbalife’s roots in Los Angeles, it is a perfect partnership for an L.A.-centric event that has an international field, and we feel that Herbalife’s nutritional products mirror the focus of our competitors: the pursuit of healthy, active lives,” Caress added.
In early 2011, the Los Angeles triathlon was voted the best destination triathlon in the country by online and traditional triathlon publications. Competitors in the Herbalife Triathlon Los Angeles can choose between two distances: Olympic distance (swim 0.9 miles; cycle 24 miles; run 6.2 miles) and Sprint distance (swim 0.4 miles; cycle 20 miles; run 3.1 miles), as well as a bike-only segment (24 miles) and 3-person relay teams.

“The Herbalife Triathlon Los Angeles is a terrific opportunity for everyone to compete in a world-class event and experience Los Angeles in a unique way,” said Herbalife Chairman and CEO Michael O. Johnson. “Hundreds of our independent distributors and employees have participated in this event since we first began sponsoring it in 2008.”

Companies can also field teams to compete in mixed-relays in the Corporate Challenge. “This is a great way for people to get started in the sport of triathlon and build their skills, along with camaraderie and teamwork,” added Johnson.

The Los Angeles event began in 2000 and has become the West Coast’s premier triathlon. Recognized as one of the top destination triathlons in the country, it features a point-to-point course from Venice Beach to downtown Los Angeles, providing participants the opportunity to explore scenic and historic Los Angeles. The L.A. event is one of seven events in the Race to the Toyota Cup in the Life Time Triathlon Series. Over the past 12 years, the L.A. Triathlon field has been comprised of recreational, elite amateur and professional triathletes, made up of competitors from an average of 35 states, plus the District of Columbia, 11 countries, and features a pro purse of $40,000.

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Interview On Nutrition For The Triathlon

Programme –  La Talk Radio  – The Simon Gowen Triathlon Show

Interview  – With Dr. John Heiss, Director of Sports and Fitness for Herbalife.

Before joining Herbalife, Heiss was the founder of an endurance sports nutrition company. He earned a Ph.D. from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in biological chemistry, where he discovered how single proteins function within cells. The findings from his research work have been published in several peer-reviewed journals.

As a category 2 competitive cyclist, Heiss has a keen understanding of the nutritional needs of endurance athletes. He has earned two belt buckles at the Leadville 100 mile mountain bike race and set a course record in the 2-person division at the Furnace Creek 508 – a 508 mile non-stop bike race.

Interview on nutrition for the Triathlon with Dr. John Heiss, Director of Sports and Fitness for Herbalife. The sports nutrition element of the show starts at 16 min 50 secs.

Facts and Figures –  Dr Heiss completed the Leadville 100 Mountain bike race in a little under 9 hours.  He consumed only Prolong an endurance and electrolyte drink. During the race he burnt approx 5000 calories and consumed 8 servings of Prolong at 300 calories per bottle.

Pre-recovery – Heis  talks about pre-recovery , that is preventative recovery. Many cyclists separate the “during” nutrition with “recovery” nutrition.  Heiss maintains that you should start the recovery process with what you consume during the race.

He talks about when you should have that large carbohydrate meal and its not the night before!

And more…


Nutrition For Triathletes

Being a triathlete is a lifestyle requiring nutrition 24 hours a day. Choices in how you prepare, fuel yourbody, recover and rest make a definitive difference in you becoming a 24 Hour Athlete™.

Herbalife24 was developed for athletes and goes beyond the performance nutrition industry standard for pre-,
during- and post-exercise nutrition.

You now have unrivaled nutritional support as a triathlete to prepare, train, perform and rebuild. This performance nutrition line is also customizable based on activity levels and training demands.

Herbalife24 Prolong  provides all the carbohydrates and electrolytes your body needs to sustain during the cycling element of the race.