Chris Mosier is a hall of fame triathlete and duathlete, and has been called “the man who changed the Olympics” by the BBC and New York Magazine. Chris is a barrier-breaking athlete with many firsts to his name; in 2015, he became the first openly transgender man to make a Men’s US National Team when he qualified for the Sprint Duathlon team. As a result, he was a catalyst for change in the International Olympic Committee policy on transgender athletes, and in 2016 he became the first trans man to compete against men in a World Championship race. He is now a three-time member of Team USA in the sprint and long course duathlon (run/bike/run) and sprint triathlon (swim/bike/run).
As a Nike-sponsored athlete, Chris’s Nike commercial debuted in prime time in the 2016 Rio Olympics. In 2016 he was also the first trans athlete to be featured in the ESPN Magazine Body Issue, and was named “Person of the Year” by Outsports and to the OUT 100 list.
Chris was a silver medalist at the 2014 Gay Games and has been named to The Advocate Magazine’s 40 Under 40 and the Trans 100 list. He was named 2014’s Best Personal Trainer in the Northeast by Competitor Magazine. Chris was honored as the Athlete of the Year at the 2013 Compete Sports Diversity Awards, and was invited to the White House as an Emerging LGBT Leader in 2011. Chris is a three-time Ironman.
Chris believes visibility is a powerful tool for social change, and passionately advocates for the inclusion of LGBTQ people in sport. Chris is Vice President of Program Development and Community Relations for You Can Play, an organization that works to ensure the safety and inclusion of all in sports – including LGBTQ athletes, coaches, and fans. He is also founder of TransAthlete.com, a resource of trans-inclusive policies in athletics.