elete Athlete Sarah Kaufmann Snags 4th Place at 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championships

(Photo Above: The winners of the Women’s Solo category of the 24 Hour National Championships pictured in Wausau, Wisconsin. Sarah Kaufmann is pictured at the far left.)

OGDEN, UTAH (September 4, 2007)— Sarah Kaufmann, a professional endurance mountain bike cyclist sponsored by elete Electrolyte Add-In™, cinched 4th place at the 2007 USA Cycling 24 Hour Mountain Bike National Championships in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Kaufmann rode 15 laps—214.2 miles—with a time of 24:01:07 to take 4th place in the highly competitive Women’s Solo category. “I felt really fast and strong everywhere on the course for the first 18 hours and my lap times were pretty consistent until that point,” said Sarah.

“There was almost no climbing on the course; lots of little ups and downs but no extended climbs. But it was really technical─tight, twisty, and full of rocks and roots. It absolutely beat the crap out of us,” said Sarah.

Throughout the grueling event, Sarah used elete Electrolyte Add-In. “Luckily I was using elete electrolyte solution. I always use elete in competition and during long or difficult workouts, especially in the heat. I really struggle in the heat and using elete makes it much easier to stay focused and get through it.”

Val Anderson, director of sales and marketing for elete, stated, “When elete first began working with Sarah, she was recovering from surgery to replace her ACL. Since then, Sarah has not only made a remarkable recovery, but the fact that she has come back so vigorously and impressively is a testament to her strength and skill as an athlete. We are proud and honored to be part of Sarah’s support team.”

The 24 Hour National Championships, indeed, top an impressive season for Sarah with three, first-place wins at 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo, 24 Hours of Vail Lake, Las Vegas XC; 3rd at Root 66 XC; and 4th at the NORBA 24-Hour National Championships. Other results this season include 4th, NORBA 24 Hour National Championships, Open Women; 3rd, Mountain States Cup Wildflower Rush, Expert Women 19-29; 4th, Whiskey Off-Road 50 Mile, Open Women; and 2nd, NMBS #3 Fontana, Expert Women 19-29.

About elete Pure Electrolyte Add-In™
elete Electrolyte Add-In™ (www.eletewater.com) is the latest cutting-edge innovation in electrolyte replacement. elete Electrolye Add-In™ is the world’s first pure electrolyte add-in specially designed to add electrolytes to any beverage or food to replace electrolytes, maintain fluid balance, sustain endurance, and help prevent occasional muscle cramps due to physical exertion. elete Add-In™ contains no calories, no sweeteners, no flavorings, no artificial ingredients, and no nasty stuff that can impede optimal performance. Because elete is a pure electrolyte add-in, it can be used to make pure electrolyte water that tastes like water. Tablytes™, by elete, are a complete, balanced electrolyte replacement in tablet form. For more information, visit www.eletewater.com or call 800.669.1297.

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