Chris Mosier continues to blaze an incredible trail for transgender athletes.
The triathlete and duathlete this weekend finished in ninth place for his age group at the ITU Long Distance Duathlon World Championships. In 2016 he participated in the short-distance world championships, opening the possibility for trans athletes around the world. Now he has a top-10 finish to add to his resume.
Earlier this year Mosier finished second in his age group for the long course in the United States. That event was held in North Carolina, which has legalized and mandated discrimination against Mosier and every other transgender person.
Mosier celebrated his incredible accomplishment on Twitter.
The trailblazing trans athlete was Outsports’ Person of the Year in 2016, and deservedly so for opening conversations from high school all the way to international competitions and the Olympics.
Congratulations, Chris, on your incredible accomplishments and thank you for ignoring every limiting gender stereotype we have in our culture and opening all of our eyes to possibilities once thought truly impossible.
You can follow Chris Mosier on Instagram or on Twitter @TheChrisMosier. He is also on Facebook.