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Shirin Gerami becomes first female triathlete to compete for Iran


Sunday’s race took Gerami two hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds and she ­finished 76th out of 87 in her age group

At 7.15am on Sunday morning, Shirin Gerami stepped into the chilly waters of the Hyde Park’s Serpentine in full Islamic dress and made history.
Gerami, 24, paved the way for thousands of sportswomen by becoming the first Iranian female triathlete to take part in the sport’s world championship. Female swimmers and triathletes from Iran have previously been denied permission to race in international events where men can spectate.
“I feel very proud and I feel very grateful to have had the opportunity to race,” she told the Guardian after completing a 1,500m swim, 40km cycle and 10km run in the PruHealth world triathlon grand final.
The most empowering and uplifting moments, Gerami said, came when other athletes patted her on the back as she ran and the crowd cheered as she passed, shouting, “Well done, Iran!””Athletes from different corners of the world were there and it’s very uplifting to see that everyone respected Iran and everyone respected that we were participating.”

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9 Comments

  1. trusam says:

    This story warms my heart. I had an Iranian roommate in college and can’t help but feel proud of her and the Iranian women I have met. There is great respect in what Shirin Gerami has done.

  2. Khatima says:

    Congratulation to Shirin and everyone! Well done Iran!

  3. […] a quick hello to my new friends in the Middle East and a BIG congrats to Shirin Gerami for becoming Iran’s First Female Triathlete competeing in the World Championships in London. A quieter day in the rest of the world but one amazing stand out piece of news for medical testing […]

  4. colonialist says:

    This marks an important step forward towards eradicating unjustifiable and archaic restrictions.

  5. Khan mohammad says:

    Dear Iran radio i want to ask that before i used to listen to iran urdu radio online but nowadays the archive section is not working. When i play the archive monday to sunday news there is nothing there. Before there used to be there. But now none is there not even a single day. Please reply me is the urdu section of audio news archive will be down forever or only now.

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