Professional triathlete Kelly Williamson is going the distance for The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001KQxH-bRtEk7hHtHG2DStZsdP9xfOeQi-ZsMgFAunQiOGXtzAOoaQQ9y91LhiuafMzgtvEm1gq-dLjJul2Rs5pbrlXf69rwkjwBk9xciVar43Sp-5t9QRxyEUjX3FycTK> , promoting the Henderson, Nevada, destination resort as a superb location for endurance athletes. The professional triathlete and coach will serve as official spokesperson for the resort as well as host for multiple Triathlon Training Weekends through 2013. The arrangement is part of a new partnership between the resort, Williamson, and Durata Training <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001KQxH-bRtEk7l7XaPQZG1-tDHFjPiqOw2NYWJzaGIoU0v7saTFuWpbgZVdHd7cbvHrmggqU-JeVpk7xJi9wWVbWSoBcrjNbSoDKFBMzWGew-IsoA3UJEvxumYp8jPmGBe> , which was co-founded by Williamson's husband, Derick.
"I'm excited to turn endurance athletes on to all that The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa has to offer, from the Lake itself, to its myriad of running and cycling trails. The endurance sports community in the Lake Las Vegas area couldn't be more welcoming. This is a great destination for focused athletes and weekend warriors alike," said Williamson.
Added Greg Gooding, General Manager of Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa, "We couldn't be more thrilled to have a person of Kelly's caliber representing our resort. With her long association with Durata Training and reputation as a champion within the endurance sport community, she's a natural fit to draw athletes of all levels to 'The Other Vegas'."
It would be hard to find a more authentic spokesperson than Williamson for the enticements that await endurance athletes at Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa. With triumphs dating back to 2002 - when USA Triathlon named her Elite Rookie of the Year - Williamson has become one of the sport's most reliable champions. In 2012 alone she finished first in the US Pro 70.3, the San Juan 70.3 and the 3M Half Marathon. She also placed second in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship back in September with a time of 4:29:24. The swimming and cycling portions of the race started at Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa.
Williamson enjoyed a 10-day intensive training camp in June as she prepared for her silver-medal finish at the 70.3 World Championships. Located lakeside across 3,600 acres, the resort provides endless desert landscapes suitable for demanding training regimens. Endurance athletes, weekend warriors and all guests enjoy superb recreational facilities onsite including two outdoor pools, lake swimming from white sand, cabanas, yoga classes, stand up paddleboarding with Paddle to the Core, and access to SouthShore Golf Club, the only private Jack Nicklaus-designed course in Nevada.
About Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
Rebranded in March 2012, Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Henderson, Nevada, welcomes travelers to "The Other Vegas"SM with breathtaking lake and mountain views, a wide array of activities and easy proximity to the heart of the strip. The desert retreat features 493 rooms and suites, each outfitted with the Westin Heavenly® Bed, world-class resort amenities including two pools, a white sand beach, cabanas, and a choice of water activities. Guests enjoy a range of dining options onsite, including stylish Asian cuisine at Marssa; Continental fare in a relaxed atmosphere at Rick's Café; selection of gourmet beverages, healthy meals and indulgent snacks at Marrakesh Express; and casual cocktails at Arabesque Lounge. Spa Moulay offers an extensive menu of treatments and services in a gorgeous space. The resort also has more than 94,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the Casablanca Ballroom with capacity for up to 2,100 guests. For more information, please visit www.westinlakelasvegas.com <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001KQxH-bRtEk7hHtHG2DStZsdP9xfOeQi-ZsMgFAunQiOGXtzAOoaQQ9y91LhiuafMzgtvEm1gq-dLjJul2Rs5pbrlXf69rwkjwBk9xciVar43Sp-5t9QRxyEUjX3FycTK>.