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August 23, 2022 31 mins

Sika Henry is a professional triathlete for team USA. She attended  Tufts University  where she competed in High Jump on the Track and Field team, becoming a NCAA All American. Since then, she has been recognized as the first Black woman professional triathlete, been inducted into the Hall of Fame for National Black Distance Running, became an IronMan World Championship finisher, a two-time Champion One City Marathon Winner, and earned a spot on the podium in a 70.3 ironman five times. Sika uses her platform to gain visibility for Black women in sports like herself and encourages others to follow along in her footsteps. In this podcast, she talks about what it took for her to become a professional triathlete, the adversity she’s overcome, and how we can better support Black women athletes.  “Sometimes you're in those deep dark tunnels and it feels like it's going on forever and you're never going to get out of it. But there is light at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes you just need to keep going forward and you don't know what awaits you at the end. And usually it's something great.” - Sika Henry 

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