RIYADH: Iconic CrossFit athlete Dani Speegle is set to headline the first-ever Saudi Sports for All Federation Expo in the Kingdom on Saturday.
A past winner of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s “The Titan Games” on NBC, and a major sports personality with more than 2.3 million social media followers, Speegle will lead a panel titled “Women’s Empowerment – How to Overcome Obstacles and Reach Your Goals.”
The conference is being presented by the SFA – part of the Ministry of Sports – set up to promote a more active and healthier lifestyle for people of all ages in the Kingdom in support of Vision 2030.
Speegle said: “The SFA Expo is the first event of its kind in the country, and when I was invited to speak on a women’s empowerment panel alongside other strong ladies from the sports world, I was excited at the opportunity to play a small part in creating more positive change in the lives of women and society on the other side of the globe.
“I’m honored to be helping lead this very important conversation; inspiring girls to be strong and strive to reach their goals in whatever they want to do in life.”
With CrossFit as her platform, Speegle has been on a mission to make a positive impact beyond the sport – having also recently launched her Girls Who Eat campaign.
Her call to change the narrative on women, including outdated beauty standards and old notions of what they are capable of in athletics and life, has garnered international support.
The south California resident will also lead a CrossFit demonstration class earlier in the day – building upon the immense interest that has been growing around the sport among men and women in Saudi Arabia in recent years.