TTR #16: Fighting Autoimmune Disease with Triathlons

Jasmine Moezzi is a 25 year old Iranian-American Triathlete, Chronic Illness Warrior/Advocate, KEEN Los Angeles volunteer, and world traveler.

She was born and raised in Los Angeles and holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Southern California and is currently employed at Equinox Culver City.

Fighting Autoimmune Disease with Triathlons

She proudly represents Iracelikeagirl International Women’s Team founded by her coach and biggest inspiration, Pro Triathlete Angela Naeth.

5 years ago before her senior year at USC, she lived abroad in Taiwan where things took a very unexpected turn. She became extremely ill with many debilitating symptoms for years to come, but she’s never let her illness define her or stop her from living her life to the fullest.

To help her cope with the constant pain and discomfort from her illness, she decided to push her mind and body further than ever before by joining the USC Triathlon Team. Without knowing how to swim or bike properly and having minimal running experience, she dove right in and dedicated all her free time to training for her first triathlon. She slowly started seeing her progress and how much it was helping her mind and body cope with her illness, so she stuck with it and never looked back.

In 2016, she competed in Collegiate Regionals and qualified for USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals in South Carolina. Shortly after, she completed her first Ironman 70.3 in Hawaii while raising over $8,000 for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

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