Global nutrition company, Herbalife, congratulates its sponsored triathlete, Jackson/' title='Heather Jackson News'>Heather Jackson, on her IRONMAN 70.3 Steelhead win at Benton Harbor, Michigan, a step closer to the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii next month.

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 , 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global nutrition company, Herbalife, congratulates its sponsored triathlete, Heather Jackson, on her IRONMAN 70.3 Steelhead win at Benton Harbor, Michigan, a step closer to the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii next month.

"I am so happy with how today went at the Ironman 70.3 Steelhead race. It's always an absolute honor to cross the line first, but for me, today was another stepping stone in my progress towards the IRONMAN World Championships and I'm excited with where my fitness is," said Heather Jackson. "Training for the world championships is a daily commitment starting with my training and nutrition, which is so important and I am thankful for the support I receive from my sponsor, Herbalife Nutrition, for always making sure I have the proper nutrition I need to cross the finish line."

Jackson, who trains in Bend, Oregon, completed it with a time of 4 hours, 16 minutes and 57 seconds. Most recently, she finished first in her division at IRONMAN's 70.3 Calgary, Chattanooga and Peru triathlons.

"We applaud Heather Jackson on another tremendous win leading up to the IRONMAN World Championship," said Rich Goudis, Chief Executive Officer, Herbalife Nutrition. "Her commitment and perseverance inspire us all, and everyone at Herbalife Nutrition is cheering for her. We are proud to be part of her journey to the world championship."

Herbalife Nutrition supports more than 190 athletes worldwide. To learn more about Herbalife Nutrition sponsored athletes, visit IAmHerbalife. To receive the latest company updates from Herbalife Nutrition, follow @HerbalifeNews.

About Herbalife

Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. We have been on a mission for nutrition - changing people's lives with great nutrition products & programs - since 1980. Together with our Herbalife Nutrition independent distributors, we are committed to providing solutions to the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity, an aging population, sky-rocketing public healthcare costs and a rise in entrepreneurs of all ages. We offer high-quality, science-backed products, most of which are produced in Company-operated facilities, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent distributor, and a supportive community approach that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Our targeted nutrition, weight management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Nutrition distributors in more than 90 countries.

Through our corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and our Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We are also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy, and numerous Olympic teams.

Herbalife Nutrition has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of approximately $4.5 billion in 2016. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com. Financial information is available on ir.herbalife.com.

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