“Athletes from all over the world took to the streets of Los Angeles participate in the triathlon, bike tour or 5k,” mentioned Ibi Montesino, senior vice president and general manager of Herbalife Nutrition’s North America region. “Thousands of spectators on the sidelines cheered on the athletes, and we thank them, along with our partners and sponsors, for making this event a success.”
The results for the first three podium places in the Men’s and Women’s Elite International Distance category are as follows:
- First place, World PTO #326, Jamie Riddlewho trains in Port Elizabeth, South Africacrossed the finish line at 01:48:55
- The second place, World PTO #77, Eric Lagerstrom from Bend, ORfinished the race at 01:49:32
- Third place, PTO World #65, Steven McKenna from Findon, Australiacaptured the last place on the podium at 01:51:02
- First place, Vittoria Lopeswho trains to Boulder, Coloradocrossed the finish line at 02:03:49
- The second place, Amy Sloane from La Fayette, Coloradofinished the race at 02:04:50
- Third place, Amelia Watkinson, world #22 PTO Auckland, New Zealandtook third place at 02:05:20
Note: The scholarship will be split equally between the top 15 male and female elite triathletes.
The day began as thousands of triathletes lined up on Venice Beach to begin the ocean swim. After the participants got out of the water, the race continued by bike on Venice Blvd. and in the heart of Los Angelesculminating at LA Live’s famous outdoor Xbox Plaza venue.
This triathlon is the only urban point-to-point course, offering athletes various options from a triathlon and an international and sprint distance relay and an aquabike, a bike tour and a 5K run walk.
New this year was the Pro AM format in which teams of three competed for first place. Athletes from the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) led the race before handing it over to a member of the Professional Triathlete Organization (PTO), who completed the bike leg through Los Angeles, followed by an amateur running to the finish line. The winning Pro AM team included Haven Shepherd, of Carthage, Mo., Lionel Sander and Paul Felder.
At the end of the race, athletes and spectators gathered at the Finish Line Festival. The festival offered free family activities, entertainment and a kids’ zone.
JDRF, this year’s nonprofit of choice that funds type 1 diabetes research, received a $25,000 donation on behalf of the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and communities around the world.
For more information, visit www.Herbalife24Tri.LA.
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