clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Nike airing commercial featuring trans athlete Chris Mosier tonight on NBC during Olympics

New, comments

Nike features groundbreaking trans athlete Chris Mosier in its 'Unlimited Courage' series tonight on NBC during the Rio Olympics.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Nike has released its latest video in its "Unlimited Courage" series, this time feature trans athlete Chris Mosier. The Unlimited Courage campaign highlights athletes who have had to dig deep into their souls to find the strength and courage to compete at the highest level of their sports.

The video will air tonight on NBC during the Rio Olympics broadcast.

Mosier is the first publicly out trans athlete to make a men's U.S. national team and compete with said team at a World Champioship. Earlier this year Mosier competed in the Sprint Duathlon World Championship in Spain. The duathlon is like the triathlon but replaces the first leg of swimming with running.

"Being the first trans man on a U.S. men's national team was a dream come true for me," Mosier told Nike. "It's just such an amazing opportunity — and an amazing opportunity for other people to see themselves reflected in someone succeeding in sports as a trans man."

Other athletes featured in the "Unlimited" series include Olympians Ashton Eaton, Serena Williams and Simone Biles. There is no publicly out trans athlete competing this year in Rio at the Olympics, so it's fitting that Nike would feature the trail-blazer Mosier tonight. Mosier's qualification for the World Duathlon Championship put renewed pressure on the International Olympic Committee to adjust its trans policy, which it did earlier this year.

You can see the behind-the-scenes video, along with more from the swoosh, at Nike.com.