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Max Fennell, Triathlon’s First Black Pro, Talks With Dhani Jones

Dhani Jones and Max Fennell introduce the first episode of Someone Like Me, a series of conversations with outstanding individuals in endurance sports with different backgrounds, including BIPOC, transgender, and adaptive athletes.

Max Fennell is a pro triathlete, entrepreneur and all-around endurance athlete. Here he joins Dhani Jones to talk about how he got into endurance sports and became the first Black professional triathlete in this first episode of Someone Like Me presented by Gatorade Endurance.

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The Someone Like Me campaign is about shining a light on outstanding individuals of different backgrounds — BIPOC, transgender, and adaptive athletes — who are participating in endurance sports.

Dhani Jones — an entrepreneur, TV host, philanthropist, and former professional athlete — will be rolling out a series of these interviews in the coming days. Dhani is on the board of directors of Triathlete’s parent company, Pocket Outdoor Media.

Pocket Outdoor Media brands include Yoga Journal, SKI, BACKPACKER, VeloNews, Climbing, Women’s Running, Triathlete, Better Nutrition, Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, Clean Eating, Fly Fishing Film Tour, IDEA Health and Fitness Association, Muscle & Performance, Nastar, National Park Trips, NatuRx, Oxygen, PodiumRunner, Roll Massif, SNEWS, Vegetarian Times, VeloPress, VeloSwap, and Warren Miller Entertainment.