Nutrition company Herbalife was a sponsor of this weekend’s Events DC Nation’s Triathlon, the only triathlon held in the nation’s capital.
This marks the third consecutive year Herbalife has sponsored the event, which took place Sunday, Sept. 11. The 11th annual Nation’s Triathlon benefited the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, one of the largest voluntary health organizations dedicated to fighting blood cancer.
After completing the race, athletes received Herbalife recovery drinks and protein bars in the Official Herbalife24 Recovery Zone.
“We want to provide the best nutrition and hydration products for our athletes, both on the course and after the race,” Nick Lynch, The Nation’s Triathlon Event Director, said in the company’s announcement. “Herbalife will be there to support our participants throughout the competition. We are thrilled to have them as a partner again for 2016.”
Government employees taking part in the race also could compete against one another in the Herbalife Congressional Challenge. In the past two years, the Congressional Challenge has included senior staffers from Congress and the Departments of Education, Justice, Homeland Security and others. Awards were presented to the three top finishers in the race-within-a-race.
Nation’s Triathlon participants completed a 40-kilometer bike ride through the Downtown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where the White House is located, and a 10-kilometer run past historical landmarks. The event also includes a 1,500-meter swim in the Potomac River; however, the swim portion of this year’s event was cancelled when water conditions fell short of the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment’s EPA-based safety standards.