Season 9 Winner from NBC’s The Biggest Loser, Michael Ventrella, will be among the competitors coming to the Bay Area July 9-11 for the San Francisco Triathlon at Treasure Island.
This year, in addition to the triathlon, there will be 5K and 10K events.
Ventrella, who lost an amazing half of his total body weight, will be joined by thirteen season nine contestants, including finalists Ashley Johnston and Daris George, as they continue the work they started at the Biggest Loser ranch.
Event producer, Tri-California Events, Inc will host several opportunities for participants to run alongside their favorite contestants in both the 5K and 10K races, both of which are new to the Treasure Island event this year. Sherry Johnston and Cheryl George, the mothers and teammates of finalists Ashley and Daris, will lead race participants in the 10K. A mystery guest – one of “The Biggest Loser’s” most beloved former contestants – will be announced in the coming weeks as the 5K race leader.
Even though I won “The Biggest Loser” last month after dropping half my body weight, my journey to maintain a new healthy lifestyle is ongoing,” said Ventrella. “It’s all about continuing what I learned while on the Biggest Loser ranch, such as exercising with purpose, and participating in events such as the Triathlon at Treasure Island that help me stay on track and keep me motivated.”
Ventrella and his fellow season nine finalists will be joined by past season contestants Chris Blackburn, season three; Neill Harmer, season five; and Hollie Self, season four. Closer to race day, more details will be released about additional contestants that will be joining the San Francisco Triathlon at Treasure Island reunion, as well as how race participants can compete alongside their favorites.
“Thanks to NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” people across America are realizing that triathlons and road races aren’t just for elite athletes,” said Terry Davis, president, Tri-California Events. “With our new 5K and 10K races, we are giving people of all fitness levels an opportunity to participate, including those new to the sport who are looking to jump start a healthy lifestyle.”
Season 9 The Biggest Loser winner Michael
Ventrella will be at the San Francisco
Triathlon. As shown above, he has also
turned his win into an endorsement for
Tri California is bringing the Triathlon to the Bay
Area. The event has a line-up of blue ribbon
sponsors as well including Sports Basement and