Winter Olympians Back Their Performances With @USANAinc Alex Deibold, Brittany Bowe and Ivanie Blondin Join @TeamUSANA

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 1, 2015 /CNW/ -- Health is key when you compete at the highest levels, which is why Sochi bronze medalist Alex Deibold, 30-time World Cup medalist Brittany Bowe, and 2015 World Cup Mass Start Champion Ivanie Blondin have teamed up with global nutritional company USANA Health Sciences as its newest Brand Ambassadors.

"Team USANA is composed of more than 700 elite athletes from around the world who trust their health to USANA and its NSF and LGC-tested nutritional products," said USANA Chief Communications Officer Dan Macuga. "To work alongside these extraordinary Olympians as they begin their respective seasons and journeys to PyeongChang is an honor and testament to what USANA stands for."

Alex Deibold, U.S. Snowboarding
From team wax technician to Sochi bronze medalist in a short four years, Deibold's steady performances and podium finishes on the World Cup circuit secured his place on the 2014 Olympic team. In a competitive field, the Vermont native went on to capture bronze in the Snowboard Cross event.

"I'm really excited to join an elite group of athletes in partnering with USANA," said Deibold. "The level of hard work and integrity they put into their products is the same that I put into my athletic career, and I'm really looking forward to seeing what we can do together."

Brittany Bowe, U.S. Speedskating
An inline skater her entire life, Bowe traded in her wheels for blades in 2010. Since transitioning to ice the U.S. speedskater competed at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and has dominated the World Cup circuit setting world records in the 1000m and 1500m events and capturing more than two dozen podium finishes. Earlier this year, Bowe was named the 2015 World Sprint, 1500m and 1000m Champion, respectively.

"In the sport of speedskating, the difference between winning and losing medals comes down to a fraction of a second," explained Bowe. "Being apart of Team USANA and having access to their world-class products give me the edge I need to stay on top."

Ivanie Blondin, Speed Skating Canada
After converting from short track to long five years ago, Blondin made her Olympic debut in 2014 where she competed in the 3000m, 5000m Mass Start and Team Pursuit events. The Ontario native was named 2015 Speed Skating Canada's Long Track Athlete of the Year after taking home the World Cup Champion title in the Mass Start event last season.

"As a high performance athlete, it is extremely important to have a sustainable diet rich in nutrients and full of fuel in order to train and compete at an elite level," said Blondin. "USANA products are extremely reliable, clean and the perfect way to attain my daily healthy diet. Their products have helped me achieve and maintain great results throughout my career."

USANA is the Official Nutritional Supplement of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, U.S. Speedskating, and Speed Skating Canada.

**The mentioned athletes are either distributors or dedicated users who have received compensation for their partnership and/or complimentary USANA products.

Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements, personal care and healthy products in its FDA-registered facility in Salt Lake City. Learn more about USANA by visiting our website or the official USANA blog

Media Contact: Ashley Collins
Executive Director of PR and Social Media
(801) 954-7629

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