Team Herbalife24 Results at the Leadville 100

There were numerous milestones and firsts, both in the Leadville 100 race at large, and for the riders of Team Herbalife24.

Notable Milestones and Firsts in the 2011 Race

Fastest men’s field in history with 14 riders breaking the 7-hour mark (including Team Herbalife24 rider Gerry Cody).  In 2010, the top 7 men  2010 finish sub-7, and prior to that, only Dave Weins and Lance Armstrong had ever broken the 7-hour barrier.
Fastest women’s field in history with 4 riders finishing sub-8 hours.  Prior to this year, Rebecca Rusch’s 2010 finish was the first female sub-8 in nearly 15 years.

Team Herbalife24 Results

With nearly 30 riders on course wearing the distinctive Herbalife GreenTeam Herbalife 24 was well represented throughout the field, particularly near the front.  Accolades earned by team riders on this amazing day of racing include 1x Top-10 finish, 3x Top-20 finishers, and 6x Top-50 finishers.  17 riders earned the coveted “Big Buckle” (sub-9 hours) and one rider (Nate Whitman) earned his giant “10-year 1,000-mile buckle”.  Herbalife24′s female riders had a super-strong showing with Christy Lindh (Leadville, CO) and Courtney O’Donnell (Seattle, WA) taking 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Women 20-29 category.  Jennifer Shinn (Estes Park, CO) finished just off the podium in 4th place in the Women 40-49 Category behind a trio of international-caliber pros. In doing so, she earned the big buckle with a time of 8:44:57.  Two key Herabalife24 riders, CEO Michael Johnson and Sports & Fitness Products Director John Heiss also had stellar outings, with both earning their 2nd LT100 buckles and shaving well over 1 hour from the prior personal bests.

Photographs from the race – scroll to the left to see more pictures

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