This Woman Is The First Trans Person On The Cover Of "Women's Running"


It’s a pretty big deal.

Meet runner Amelia Gapin. She’s 33 and has completed eight marathons.

Meet runner Amelia Gapin. She's 33 and has completed eight marathons.

That's 210 miles worth of marathons in the almost nine years she's been running.

She's also a co-founder of MyTransHealth, a startup that helps transgender people find and access quality healthcare.

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Recently, she became the first transgender woman to be featured on the cover of the running magazine, Women’s Running.

Recently, she became the first transgender woman to be featured on the cover of the running magazine, Women's Running.

This is Gapin gracing the cover of the July 2016 issue of Women's Running.

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Running played an important role in Gapin’s life when she started transitioning in 2012.

Running played an important role in Gapin's life when she started transitioning in 2012.

“Running has always been there for me and that didn't change when I transitioned. I actually relied on it pretty heavily to get through a lot of the heavy emotional and mental parts of transitioning,” she told BuzzFeed Health via email.

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In fact, the “stubbornness” that gets her through marathon training is what has helped her deal with the challenges of intolerance and transphobia.

In fact, the "stubbornness" that gets her through marathon training is what has helped her deal with the challenges of intolerance and transphobia.

“It can take a lot to get through a tough marathon or a hardcore training cycle and there usually comes a point where I'm just too stubborn to give in. I think some of that same attitude came out a lot throughout transitioning and even in my life now. I've just refused to give in to a world that doesn't want to accept people like me,” she said.

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