Caster Semenya features in a new Nike advert with a powerful message

Caster Semenya features in a new Nike advert with a powerful message

Nike is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their iconic slogan, ‘Just Do It’ and they asked Caster Semenya to feature in an inspirational new advert to mark the occasion.

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The athlete took to Twitter on Monday to premiere the advert showing the trials and tribulations she over came to make it to the Olympic podium.

Caster narrates the advert and asks if it would be easier for her competition if she wasn’t so fast or if she just stopped winning.

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Briefly.co.za gathered that she also asks it they would feel more comfortable if she was less proud of her achievements, but she confidently states that this is what she was born to do, and nothing will stop her from living her dream.

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Nike has recently come under fire for their American campaign which featured outspoken NFL player Colin Kaepernick.

Eyewitness News reports that Kaepernick has caused quite a stir in the American football society when he chose to go down on one knee during the national anthem before every game in protest against police brutality and racial inequality.

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This movement quickly caught on, with more and more players joining Kaepernick, however, Nike has received a heavy backlash for siding with the controversial player.

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