She Can Tri is using sport as a vehicle for social change in Afghanistan as we train the country's first women triathletes. They have their sights on representing their country in the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Taupo, New Zealand.
The finish line for these Afghan women is not just about proving something to themselves. They are proving to their country that women can accomplish amazing things when they put their mind to it. They are showing men and women as equals on and off the playing field. Training for the IRONMAN 70.3 is about more than triathlon – these brave women will be racing for equality.
Afghanistan’s She Can TriAthletes know reaching this goal will not be easy. Afghanistan is consistently rated one of the worst places to live if you are a woman. Not to mention that any participation in sport is seen outside the norm and resources for women are slim.
There are very few safe places to run, cycle, or swim, but with the help of She Can Tri, Afghanistan’s first women triathletes will show not only their country that women are capable, but also the entire world.
She Can Tri picked Afghanistan for a reason. We believe the women we are trying to reach are the greatest in need and hold the most potential for positive change.