Shirin Gerami: Iran's First Female Triathlete

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Shirin Gerami wanted to represent her homeland, Iran, as a triathlete. But to do so, authorities said she’d have to cover up.

“If clothing can open a path for more women to participate in sports, then I believe it’s one of the easier barriers to overcome,” she said. “Women from all over the world contacted me saying we’d always dreamed of doing a triathlon but we never thought it would be possible.”