Khadijah Diggs

About Khadijah: Khadijah is Mother, Project Manager and a Triathlete.  Her mission is to Promote a Positive Image of Muslim Women and Islam in General through Sport.

Khadijah competed in her first Triathlon in 2012 as part of an initiative for her Sorority, Gamma Gamma Chi Sorority, Inc.  It was never her intention to compete in any additional races but she fell in love with the sport.  Since 2012 she has entered more than 40 events and successfully completed all but one of them.  Khadijah is currently ranked in the top 5% of her age group by Ironman Triathlon. She also the first African American woman to represent Team USA in Long Course Triathlon and the first Muslimah to represent Team USA in any multisport event.  

Her Mantras are #NeverGiveUpOnYourself  and DreamAndGrind

"I pray that I make my children, my family and the community proud of my efforts  whether I finish first or  last.  I pray that people who have never met a Muslim see me as not only a fierce competitor and sportswoman but a decent human being" -K. Diggs (From her Bio-statement for the 17th Annual Interfaith Health and Human Services conference October 11, 2014)

Happiness keeps you SMILE. Being MERCIFUL brings you mercy from others FORGIVE. Trials keep you ENDURE. Sorrows keep you remember SURAH 94. Failures keep you get back up. And ALLAH(swt), keeps you going..... so PRAY. I may not always live my life this way but insha'Allah it is the GOAL.  - K. Diggs  ( From her featured interview with Azizah Magazine Volume 7 Issue 4)

Sport Discipline: Triathlon

Most memorable moment in your multisport career: Receiving my first Team USA race kit.  It was the first time in my career that I had a kit that I knew was USAT and ITU race legal.

Sport Career Highlights: Making the 2018 and 2017 US Long Course Team, earning a PR of 12:57:34 at IM Florida (2017), earning a PR of 5:36 at IM Chattanooga 70.3 (2017), earning 2nd at my first International race in Havana Cuba (2017) and earning invitation to Olympic Distance Nationals (2015, 2017)