CASTER SEMENYA’S NIKE AD WILL HAVE YOU IN YOUR FEELINGS

Image via Instagram/@castersemanya800m

Caster Semenya, South Africa’s 800M Olympic and World Champion has released the video for her Nike #Justdoit Campaign.

Semanya has joined athletes, Serena Williams and Colin Kaepernick as part of the campaign in celebration of the brand’s 30th anniversary.

Semenya’s success on the track has sparked controversy quite a bit of controversy. After her success at the World Championships in 2009, she was temporarily suspended from competition and forced to undergo gender testing. Recently, Caster appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to challenge the proposed International Athletics Federation (IAAF) rules on testosterone levels in female athletes.

Caster’s Ad, like all the other Nike ads is powerful, moving and nothing short of inspiring.

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Too fast? Too bad. I was born to do this. #justdoit

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Will it be easier for you if I wasn’t so fast? Will it be simpler if I stop winning? Would you be more comfortable if I was less proud? 

“Would you prefer if I hadn’t worked so hard? Or just didn’t love it? Or stopped at my first steps?

“That’s too bad, because I was born to do this…”

Valerie Ekpo
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