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WiSP IronWomen: S2E5 – Expanding Diversity in Triathlon

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African American Sika Henry shares her experiences and offers some suggestions to make the sport of triathlon more diverse

Sara Gross and Alyssa Godesky take a closer look at diversity in triathlon following the 2017 Triathlon Business International Conference at which Sara led a panel that included African American triathlete Sika Henry. To expand this important conversation Sika tells us more about her own experiences and ways the sport can work towards increasing diversity. Some suggestions are to encourage minorities in local clubs and create mentors for young people.  Clearly the important thing for the sport is to better understand the issues facing minorities from learning to swim to hair care for women.  Sika also recently conducted a survey which she has shared with us here ->  African Americans in Triathlon.

Special thank you to the Black Triathletes Association for sharing their input via Facebook.

 

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Resources:

African Americans in Triathlon

International Association of Black Triathletes

International Triathlon Union

 

 

 

 

Photos: courtesy Sika Henry
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