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Chris Mosier

Mosier is a trailblazing endurance athlete, coach, and the founder of transathlete.com. In 2020, he made history by becoming the first transgender athlete to compete in the U.S. Olympic Trials in the gender with which they identify, in the sport of racewalking.

Prior to that, in 2015 he became the first openly trans man to earn a spot on USA Triathlon’s age group Team USA, via his performance at the USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships. Following the national championship race, he was instrumental in getting the International Olympic Committee’s policy on transgender athletes changed. He went on to compete at the 2016 Aviles ITU Duathlon Sprint World Championships and the 2017 Zofingen ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships. He has been called "the man who changed the Olympics" by the BBC and New York Magazine.

Mosier advises on policy for the inclusion of transgender athletes and travels the world sharing his story as a barrier-breaking athlete and thought leader in inclusion in sport. He is a member of USA Triathlon’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Advisory Council and has been instrumental in USA Triathlon’s Together We Thrive initiative. Follow his training and his work on social media at @TheChrisMosier.

“I look forward to sharing my personal background at Endurance Exchange, but more importantly, using my story as a launchpad to offer ideas and key takeaways to create change at the grassroots level,” Mosier said. “While no two people’s experiences are the same, I am also proud to represent the LGBTQIA+ community at this event as we work together to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and access in multisport and reach new audiences as a result.”