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Nike Commercial Features Trans Athlete For The First Time

Watch Chris Mosier, the first transgender man to make the U.S. National Team, star in this Nike film.

Nike is celebrating the 2016 Summer Olympics with the inspiring story of Chris Mosier. In the film Unlimited Courage, the first trans athlete shares his journey to the big games.

"Being the first trans man on a U.S. men's national team was a dream come true for me,” he tells Nike. “I always wanted my name on a jersey. To represent our country at the highest level, in my sport, is just outstanding. It’s just such an amazing opportunity—and an amazing opportunity for other people to see themselves reflected in someone succeeding in sports as a trans man."

The triathlete is the first transgender competitor to make the U.S. men’s national team. He will also be featured in TV spots and ads for Nike.

[Photo: Getty Images]


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