Podcast: Episode 223: Sika Henry - Selma to Montgomery FKT


This week we’re traveling to Alabama to retrace the Civil Rights March from Selma to Montgomery, with Sika Henry. 59 years ago nonviolent activists marched between these two cities to protest segregation. Earlier this month Sika, the first Black Female Professional Triathlete, ran this 51 mile historic route in 7 hours 6 minutes. 

The granddaughter of a footballer denied admittance to the professional leagues due to race, Sika shares her remarkable and inspiring journey to Montgomery–as well as to professional athletics–despite a major accident. Her drive to return to triathlon after a horrific bike crash in order to bring attention to the lingering impacts of segregation on triathlon–and the full-circle moments of her Fastest Known Time–are empowering. 

You can follow her on Instagram @sikahenry

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