Photo: Herbalife-sponsored triathlete Heather Jackson wins IRONMAN 70.3 Peru.
Heather Jackson, a triathlete sponsored by global nutrition company Herbalife, won the women’s race at the IRONMAN 70.3 Peru on April 24, and then donated all proceeds 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 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.”
Jackson, who trains in Bend, Oregon, was one of 1,600 runners competing in the race. She completed the event with a time of 4 hours, 12 minutes and 41 seconds. Her finish 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.
Herbalife, which supports more than 190 athletes, congratulated Jackson on winning the IRONMAN 70.3 Peru. “Once again, Heather Jackson has demonstrated to be one of the world’s top athletes,” said Chairman and CEO Michael O. Johnson. “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.”