140 FTP to IRONMAN AG Win with Sika Henry – Successful Athletes Podcast 24

Sika Henry is determined to succeed and is changing the face of IRONMAN triathlon. From her roots in collegiate track & field to her rapid improvement in triathlon, Sika has created a strong process of improvement that will see her become the first African-American woman to hold a pro card in IRONMAN triathlon. Tune in to find out how this Age-Group winner improves and pushes through adversity, including a near-career ending crash and competing unexpectedly at the 2019 IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, HI.

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I remember hearing Sika on IM talk last year and stuff that she said really stuck with me. I am a teacher in an inner city school in England and just before the October break we had an assembly about the first black Rugby player to play for England jimmy Peters https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/49755681

Our discssion on the tenacity Jimmy showed led us to talk about some of the things I remember Sika discussing, how black people don’t swim because they don’t swim, how myths about people doing certain sports perpetuate and most importantly how a sterotype shouldn’t stop you doing what you want to.

Great podcast! Thanks TR and Sika! Best to you!!!

Great episode… so much courage on display. Mentors are definitely going to be a big help to getting more women and more diversity into these sports.

It can be an intimidating prospect when starting out or even just joining a new group of riders. Even just a warm welcome can make a difference