The Sport That Changed Me: Congressman Adam Schiff And The Sports Trifecta

“Going through the training … gives [us] a sense of empowerment”

Three weeks after the election, Adam Schiff—the eight-term U.S. representative for California’s 28th district, who also serves as ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee—described life as “like emerging from a bad dream.” As the high-ranking Democrat prepares to take on President-elect Trump’s Republican-controlled Congress, Schiff spoke to GOOD Sports about how exercise will help in the House; why he got into triathlons in his 50s (he was the only member of Congress to compete in 2010’s inaugural Nation’s Triathlon around the National Mall); and the similarities between endurance racing and politics. The following are his words, as told to Tosten Burks.

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