Wednesday, August 10, 2016

First Trans Athlete in Olympics

Courtesy THE ADVOCATE

Duathalon competitor Chris Mosier keeps making history. Last year, he became the first out transgender person to be be named to Team USA, representing the U.S. at the Duathalon World Championships in Spain. This year, Mosier becomes the first trans American to compete in the Olympics. And on Monday night, in a new ad titled "Ultimate Courage," Mosier broke new ground again as the first transgender athlete in a Nike ad.

The commercial features Mosier training for his grueling endurance sport, which involves biking and running. He addresses all of the challenges he's overcome to reach this incredible achievement.
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Mosier shared the commerical online in wonder. "When I was a kid, I dreamed I would be in a Nike commercial," he wrote on Twitter. "Your limits are only defined by you."


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