Dec 21, 2022 • 37M

Episode 9: Zeinab Rezaie is the First Afghan Women to Finish the IM 70.3 World Champs

She shares her amazing story with us.

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We’ll have one more final episode of 2022 late next week, where Sid & Kelly will recap the year and talk to a special guest.

But before the holidays, we wanted to first bring you the inspiring story of Zeinab Rezaie, who started out running at a military base for safety and became a part of She Can Tri, a small group of women in Afghanistan who wanted to become the first female triathletes in the country. Zeinab shares her story of leaving Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban takeover, how much she’s had to overcome, and what it meant to make the cut-off at the 70.3 World Championships by just one minute.

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