Press Releases


Ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora Supports Mexican Athlete in Fighting Human Trafficking May 6th, 2014

Yesterday Ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora welcomed Norma Bastidas to the Mexican Embassy to recognize and celebrate her completion of race across Mexico and the United States as part of the campaign and documentary “Be Relentless” to combat human trafficking…

Bastidas Completes World-Record-Breaking Ultra-Triathlon May 2nd, 2014

After 3,762 miles and 65 days of continuous swimming, biking and running, extreme athlete and sexual assault survivor Norma Bastidas will complete a world-record-breaking ultra-triathlon, arriving at the National Mall in Washington, D.C….

Triathlon World Record Holder to Speak at OLA to Highlight Fight Against Human Smuggling and Domestic Violence April 30th, 2014

Washington DC – The Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (OLA) is proud to announce that Norma Bastidas, triathlon world record holder, will be speaking at OLA about her 65-day, 3,700-mile athletic journey from from Cancun, Mexico to Washington D.C….

Sexual Violence Survivor Seeks to Break Ultra-Triathlon World Record to Encourage People to Be Relentless in Fight Against Human Trafficking March 1st, 2014

Norma Bastidas, a 46-year-old single mom, survivor of sexual abuse and violence, humanitarian, and the first woman ultramarathoner to complete seven ultramarathons on seven continents in seven months in 2009, now seeks to break the world record for an ultra-triathlon by completing 3,536 miles (5,690 km) in 45-55 days…

Sobreviviente de violencia sexual busca romper un record mundial en un ultra triatlón, para animar a las personas a ser implacables en la lucha en contra de la trata de personas 1 de marzo de 2014

Norma Bastidas, una madre soltera de 46 años sobreviviente de abuso y violencia sexual, humanitaria y la primer mujer ultra maratonista en completar 7 ultra maratones, en 7 continentes, en 7 meses en el 2009, ahora busca romper el récord de un ultra triatlón al completar 5690 km en 36-45 días…