In a historic first, a new Nike ad features the first transgender athlete on the US national team
The first openly transgender athlete on a US national team is being honored by Nike, in a new commercial timed to the Rio Olympics.
The 30-second spot follows duathlete Chris Mosier as he runs over bridges, pedals on the bike, and trains in the gym. “How’d you know you’d be fast enough, or strong enough to compete against men?” asks a voiceover narrator. “How’d you know the team would accept you? Or that you’d even be allowed to compete? Did you ever just want to give up?”
“Yeah,” Mosier responds, without breaking stride. “But I didn’t.”