When people believe they can run faster, times just get faster and faster
Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) September 10, 2007
Nutrilite, the world's leading brand of vitamin, mineral, and dietary supplements*, has signed Sanya Richards, the U.S. Record holder in the 400-meter sprint, and Jenn Stuczynski, the U.S. Record holder in the Pole Vault, as brand spokespersons.
"We are proud and honored to welcome Sanya Richards and Jenn Stuczynski as representatives of our NUTRILITE® brand," says Ray Alexander, Director of Marketing for Quixtar, through which the NUTRILITE brand is exclusively available in North America. "They are both phenomenal athletes who embody Nutrilite's approach to achieving optimal health through good nutrition, including supplementation; along with exercise, rest and making healthy choices in every area of life."
Both Richards and Stuczynski will represent the NUTRILITE brand by appearing at various events attended by Independent Business Owners (IBOs) who market NUTRILITE products, participating in various incentive programs for IBOs, sharing their stories and belief in the importance of good nutrition with the public, participating in press conferences and other media marketing events, and wearing NUTRILITE apparel and other merchandise.
Richards and Stuczynski also will become part of Team Nutrilite, which is made up of world-class athletes, NUTRILITE-sponsored events, and NUTRILITE products.The progress of Richards, Stuczynski, and other Team Nutrilite athletes, Asafa Powell and Liu Xiang, will be chronicled by Nutrilite Brand Manager Melissa Charles on the Team Nutrilite blog.
About Sanya Richards
Elite runner Sanya Richards is the youngest woman ever - at age 20 - to break the elusive 49-second barrier for the 400-meter. Richards was named the IAAF World Female Athlete of the Year in 2006. The same year she became the American Outdoor 400-meter record holder at 48.70 seconds.
"When people believe they can run faster, times just get faster and faster," says Richards. Truth is, she doesn't have to say much - her feet tell the story on tracks around the world.
In her 22 years, Richards has made quite a name for herself, becoming:
•Three-time U.S. Outdoor National Champion at 400m
•2004 Gold Medalist in the 4x400m relay in Athens, Greece
•Ranked first in the world (2006) by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) at 200m and 400m
•Undefeated at 400m in 2006
•Champion at the 2005 Weltklasse meet in Zurich, running the 400m in 48.92 seconds, which was 0.38 seconds faster than the world champion at the time
"We take great pride in the fact that Sanya believes NUTRILITE offers the best supplements to insure that her extensive nutritional requirements are met," says Alexander.
About Jenn Stuczynski
Pole vaulting champion Jenn Stuczynski holds the American record for Pole Vault at 16 feet - a record she set less than three years after her very first vault.
An all-around athlete, Stuczynski came to the pole vault late but with an unprecedented natural ability, vaulting for less than a year before gaining her first US title in 2005. A softball player as a young girl, she went on to become a New York state high school champion in the pentathlon, and graduated as her Robert Wesleyan College's all-time leading scorer in basketball.
"I believe in the power of fruits and vegetables and that good nutrition is a key component of keeping my body in top condition," says Stuczynski. "And I know Nutrilite is the world's leading brand of vitamin, mineral, and dietary supplements, so I'm very happy to be associated with such a high quality product."
In her short time in pole vaulting, Stuczynski has made a big splash, by becoming:
•First American woman to vault as high as 16 feet
•2nd highest jump in the world, all-time record
•U.S. Outdoor National Champion, 2006 and 2007
•two-time U.S. Indoor Champion, 2005 and 2007
"We're so excited to have Jenn join us as part of Team Nutrilite. Even though she has only been involved in pole vaulting for a short time, she's obviously a natural," says Alexander. "And natural is what we're all about."
Nutrilite is the world's leading brand of vitamin, mineral, and dietary supplements, based on 2006 sales. Nutrilite is so committed to total quality control of its plant concentrates from seed to tablet, it's the only global vitamin and mineral brand to grow, harvest, and process plants on its own certified organic farms,* located in California, Washington, Mexico, and Brazil.
Nutrilite products are available exclusively through Quixtar Independent Business Owners (IBOs) in North America and Amway business owners internationally. For more information on NUTRILITE products, history, farming and manufacturing practices, visit Nutrilite. To order NUTRILITE products, visit Quixtar Inc.
Quixtar Inc. offers a business opportunity that allows people to have a business of their own based on retailing products and sharing the opportunity with others who will do the same. Quixtar supports Independent Business Owners (IBOs) with a proven compensation plan, portfolios of quality products in health, beauty, and other consumer categories, plus the merchandising materials, training, and education they need to be successful. IBOs also are supported by communities of those who have succeeded in Quixtar businesses before them.
Since 1999, Quixtar IBOs have generated $6.8 billion in sales through Quixtar.com, plus more than $500 million for Quixtar Partner Stores. These sales have earned IBOs more than $2.2 billion in bonuses through the Quixtar® Independent Business Owner Compensation Plan plus other incentives. Their efforts have propelled Quixtar to be ranked the #1 online Health & Beauty retailer based on sales, and 22nd among all e-commerce sites, according to Internet Retailer magazine.
A subsidiary of Alticor Inc., Quixtar supports independent businesses in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and various trust territories and independent island nations in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and Caribbean Sea. For more information about Quixtar, please visit the Quixtar Opportunity Zone.
*Based on 2006 sales in a survey of global vitamin and dietary supplement brands conducted by Euromonitor International.