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The Triathlete Hour Podcast: Remi Davis is USAT’s Most Inspirational Comeback Winner for Good Reason

Neither sickle cell anemia or a car hitting her could stop her.

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This week we have the fascinating story of Remi Davis. Remi was the 2019 winner of USAT’s Most Inspirational Comeback award after a car that came up onto the sidewalk and hit her while she was out training with friends. A year later, she was back at the races and finished a triathlon while still using a cane.

Remi was also born with sickle cell anemia and was told she couldn’t participate in sports. She’s now gone on to finish a marathon on every continent and is president of the District Triathlon Club in DC, working to grow the sport among athletes of color.

Oh, and she’s a lawyer in her “free time.”

Bear with us for this interesting conversation—we had some technically difficulties and had to switch to Zoom, but it’s all there.