Former Isagenix Employee is First Woman to Represent Argentina in Luge at Olympics

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Despain, 21, is the first woman athlete to represent Argentina in the sport of luge at the Olympics. She finished 24th place overall in her event.

Associates remember Michelle Despain’s service-with-a-smile attitude from Customer Service and from the 2005 Set Yourself Free Celebration. Despain, 21, is the first woman athlete to represent Argentina in the sport of luge at the Olympics. She finished 24th place overall in her event.

Michelle Despain of Argentina, former Isagenix employee, competing in the women's luge event at the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games.

"I want to thank everyone for their support," said Despain, who can often be seen wearing her "Body by Isagenix" training sweater. "I have a lot of friends at Isagenix—including customers."

Despain, who was raised in Utah, was born in Rosario, Argentina while her mother was visiting family, thus giving her dual citizenship.

Loving the Sport

Despain says she loves the sport of luge and hopes to continue sliding in the future.

"It's so fun," she said. "You go about 70 miles per hour down the ice, steering curves."

"Michelle was one of the youngest athletes to compete," said her father and Isagenix Marketing VP Rick Despain.

"A lot of the athletes have been doing it all their lives," said Michelle. "I'm good enough to compete with the best, but I'm not good enough to beat them. I plan to work to get to Vancouver 2010. I’ll still be young at 25 years old." She adds: "But I wouldn’t compete if I decided to get married and have children—I wouldn’t want my children to be worried about their mom."

Body by Isagenix

Despain cleanses regularly to stay in shape and uses IsaLean products and the Isagenix electrolyte drink, Want More Energy?, before and after her workouts.

"I’m always running out of Cleanse for Life and [IsaLean] Bars," said Michelle.

Michelle was joined by her parents and her brother Casey in Italy.

"Her family and the entire Isagenix family are proud of her," added Rick.

Rob Toth is an Isagenix Cleanse Coach and Independent Associate and can be reached at (250) 493-2720 or online at http://www.SickOfPrescriptions.com

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