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Sika Henry: Pro Triathlete

Sika Henry holding her medal after Challenge Cancun Photo provided by Sika Henry

Sika Henry

Sport: Triathlon 

Location: Newport News, Virginia 

Sika Henry is a Corporate Analyst for Ferguson Enterprises and a
Professional Triathlete based in Newport News, VA. As a collegiate high jumper and sprinter, Sika became an NCAA All-American in Track and Field while earning her degree in Economics from Tufts University. She is a 2019 IRONMAN World Championship finisher and a Two Time Marathon Champ. After recovering from a traumatic bike accident that left Sika with significant injuries, she made history when she became the first African American Woman to qualify for her pro card in triathlon in 2021. Sika was named Athlete of the Year as part of the 2020 Outspoken Women in Triathlon Awards for her work to advocate for and make positive change in the sport of triathlon. In April 2022, Sika will be inducted into the National Black Distance Running Hall of Fame.

Top Achievements: 

  • First Black Woman to be recognized as Professional Triathlete
  • 2x One City Marathon Women’s Champion
  • 2019 IRONMAN World Championship Finisher 
  • 5x IRONMAN 70.3 Age-Group Podium Finisher
  • Inducted into the National Black Distance Running Hall of Fame (April 2022)

3 words to describe Sika: Driven, Relentless, Advocate

Favorite food: Italian

Fun Fact about Sika: 'I Love Lucy' was her favorite show as a kid

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