Chris Mosier

Groundbreaking Transgender Athlete

Claim to fame: First transgender athlete to make a men's US National Team, first transgender athlete in the ESPN Body Issue, and first transgender athlete sponsored by Nike

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Motto: Be who you needed when you were younger

College: Northern Michigan University

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BIOGRAPHY

Chris Mosier is a trailblazing hall of fame triathlete, All-American Duathlete, and a 4-time member of Team USA. In 2015 he became the first known transgender man to make a men's US National Team, and was the catalyst for change for the International Olympic Committee policy on transgender athletes. In 2016, he was sponsored by Nike and featured in his own Nike commercial which debuted on prime time during the Rio Olympics. Chris was the first trans athlete featured in the ESPN Body Issue.

Chris is known as the go-to source for policy and information on transgender people in sport. In 2013, Chris created the site transathlete.com, a resource for students, athletes, coaches, and administrators to find information about trans inclusion in athletics at various levels of play. He has mentored transgender athletes around the globe, from high school and recreational to the professional levels, and helped teams, leagues, and professional sports leagues create gender-inclusive policies

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AWARDS & HONORS

  • 4x member of Team USA in duathlon & triathlon (sprint duathlon, long course duathlon, sprint triathlon)

  • All-American Duathlete 2016

  • OUT magazine‚Äôs "OUT 100" 2016

  • "Good 100" list 2016

  • Outsports Person of the Year 2016

  • Sports Pillar Award 2015

  • Advocate Magazine "40 Under 40" 2014

  • Trans 100 list 2014

  • Best Personal Trainer of the Northeast 2014

  • Inducted into National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame 2014

  • Compete Magazine Athlete of the Year 2013