TriBlackAlete

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TriBlackAlete

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The Experience of a Black Triathlete from America at the 2012 Ironman South Africa

 

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When I watch ITU and Ironman triathlons on television and the Internet, I rarely see any black people, and never do I see a black triathlete pro or age group winner. And being a national champion swimmer and generally a competitive athlete, it bothers me. How can I or a ten-year-old black kid visualize being the champion if there’s never been a visual before? Well, I just can’t settle for that. So this year(2012)  I’m on a quest to become the first ever TriBlackAlete to win a USAT age group national championship. And with a good Ironman performance in South Africa, maybe I can provide the missing “visual.” That would be something.