The first openly transgender athlete on a US national team is being honored by Nike, in a new commercial timed to the Rio Olympics.
Chris Mosier has made history as being the first transgender athlete to be featured in a Nike advertisement, as part of the “Unlimited Courage” series.
Mosier’s 40-second commercial shows him training for the duathlon. In a narrative form, Mosier answers questions about how he knew he was strong and capable enough to make the men’s national team.
The 35-year-old duathlete began his career as a woman competing in triathlons but in 2010, decided to begin the transitioning process. Last year, Mosier earned his spot on the men’s U.S. team sprint duathlon to compete in the World Duathlon Championships last June.