Los Angeles to Host Herbalife Triathlon in May 2020
4 Dec, 2019
Herbalife Nutrition has confirmed that it will host the 2020 Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles on Sunday, May 17, 2020. The company adds that the event is a USA Triathlon International-Distance West Regional Championship sanctioned triathlon and a unique urban race.
The 2020 race will include the new Herbalife24 Cycling tour covering 22 miles. In addition to the Los Angeles race, the company will continue its sponsorship of the Herbalife Nutrition Bali International Triathlon in Indonesia and the Herbalife IRONMAN 70.3 Pucón in Chile.
“Building on last year’s success, we are thrilled to return as the host and producer of this world-class, one-of-a-kind event that runs through our iconic city,” said Michael Johnson, Herbalife Nutrition Chairman and CEO. “Bringing races to Los Angeles and other parts of the world further demonstrates our commitment to the sport, which encourages and builds healthy and active communities across the globe.”
More than 3,000 elite triathletes and weekend warriors are expected to participate in the 2020 event, where a US$23,000 prize purse will be awarded among the top three finishers in the elite/professional category. In the latest outing for the event, more than 2,000 participants – including 900 triathletes from the US, Asia and South America – participated.
The event was also recently recognized as the Best International Triathlon Event in the Challenge Awards presented by Runner’s World, which aims to recognize some of the best challenge events and organizations across the 2018-2019 season.
“The Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles is the perfect setting for the USA Triathlon International-Distance West Regional Championships,” said Rocky Harris, USA Triathlon CEO. “We are proud to offer athletes the chance to compete for regional honours on such an iconic course. From the swim start at beautiful Venice Beach to the finish line in downtown LA, this race has a classic SoCal atmosphere that brings us back to the roots of triathlon.”
The 2020 Herbalife24 Cycling Tour has a course that winds through the streets of Los Angeles. This is separate from the urban point-to-point triathlon course that will begin in Venice Beach at the Pacific Ocean, continue through the heart of Los Angeles, and finish downtown at the famed LA Live entertainment and sporting complex.