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Athletic Bio

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Notable Achievements

​"If the goal doesn't scare you, go bigger"


Most notable achievements include:

  • Being selected a 2022 Diversity in Aquatics, Cullen Jones Aquatic Athlete of the Year Award Nominee

  • Being selected the Outspoken Woman of the Year for Triathlon November 2020 by LiveFeisty Media because of her work to create inclusion and opportunity for not just Muslim and Black Women, but all Women in Triathlon.

  • Becoming USAT Certified Coach 

  • Earning a PR of 5:07:42 at Triathlon Havana 70.3 (2020).

  • Earning spots and completing ITU World Championships in 2023, 2019, 2018 and 2017 as a member of US Triathlon Team.

  • In 2016, becoming the first African-American woman to become a member of Team USA in Long Course Triathlon and the first Hijabi to represent Team USA in any multi-sport event.

  • Competing at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Nelson Mandela Bay South Africa (2018).

  • Being voted one of the Most Influential Muslim Women in sport by Muslim Women's International Sports Network (MWISN) March 2019.

  • 8 x Ironman Finisher (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2x2021, 2x 2022).

  • Earning 2nd at her first International race in Havana Cuba (2017) then returning to win her division in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Favorite Events


Triathlon Havana 70.3. Khadijah has friends and friends who have become family in Cuba. "Cuba is truly my home away from home. Te Quiero!" 


Tri to Beat Cancer in Athens Georgia.  This race raised money to assist families with the hidden costs of cancer treatment; travel, hotel stays, missed days at work. Khadijah's  primary chosen philanthropy is All Cancer Awareness. It is unfortunately no longer an event.

Ironman Dubai 70.3.  There are chandeliers in the transition area! What more can you ask for?

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