'Why can't I represent Iran in the triathlon?'

Sep 14, 2013, 05:54 PM

Shirin Gerami lives in Britain but wants to compete in the World Triathlon Grand Final for the country of her birth - Iran. Doing that will require her to wear specially-designed Islamic clothing and to change in specially built facilities to deal with the sensitivities back in Iran. With the race only hours away, she told Radio 4's PM that permission to start the gruelling swimming, cycling and running competition still hadn't been received.