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Nikki Hiltz And Partner Emma Gee Have Became Advocates For The LGBTQ Community

Nikki Hiltz celebrated with her partner Emma Gee after winning the women’s 1500-meter final during the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Team Trails.

The transgender runner Nikki will head to the 2024 Paris Olympics to compete among the world’s elite athletes.

Highlights

  • Nikki Hiltz won the women’s 1500-meter final during Field Olympic Team Trails.
  • Emma Gee was the first LGBTQ athlete at Brigham Young University.
  • After completing eighth grade, Gee discovered her interest in being a track athlete.

As a junior in high school, Nikki Hiltz claimed the state 1600-meter title.

After running for two years for the Oregon Ducks, she got transferred to the University of Arkansas.

In 2018, Nikki Hiltz signed a contract with Adidas and became a professional runner.

She had a successful first season in 2019, placing first at the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships.

Hiltz came out as transgender on International Transgender Day of Visibility, March 31, 2021.

Nikki Hiltz And Emma Gee Met Through Social Media

Nikki Hiltz and Emma Gee began dating in 2020. Since then, they have supported each other through difficult times.

On the ALI ON THE RUN SHOW, Nikki and Emma candidly shared how they actually met.

Nikki spotted Emma on TikTok and recognized her because she had already followed Emma on Instagram.

As per the source, Hiltz reached out to Emma on Instagram, asking,

“Teach me how to get TikTok famous.”

From there, their Instagram DMs evolved into regular FaceTime calls and conversations.

The couple arranged their first date at Hurricane, Utah, where they spent quality time with each other.

The couple is not serving as an advocate for the LGBTQ community by using their platforms to promote beauty and acceptance.

Emma Gee Is Also A Track Athlete

26 years old, Emma Gee was born on August 17, 1997, in Colorado, United States.

Emma Gee, a fellow track and field athlete, was the first student-athlete from Brigham Young University who came out as queer.

The track athlete discovered her interest in running at the end of 8th grade. Since then she started running cross country as a freshman but has also done track and competitive soccer before that.

She finished 15th in the 3000m steeplechase at the 2019 NCAA West Preliminary with her personal best time of 10:04.84, just three sports outside of qualifying for the national meet.

Later, Emma was transferred to Temple University. There, she recorded a personal best of 16:17.37 in the 5000m at the Temple Invite, which earned her second-place finish.

She reset Temple’s 3000m steeplechase record at the Raleigh Relays with her mark of 10:11.48.

Moreover, she earned silver in the 3000m steeplechase at the American Athletic Conference Championship with a time of 10:14.93.

Emma finished just shy of All-AAC honors in the 5000m with her 4th place time of 16:48.20.

Additional Information

  • Nikki Hiltz stands 5 feet 4 inches or 163 cm tall and weighs 53 kg or 116 lbs.
  • Hiltz was born to her father, Tom Hiltz, and her mother, Liz Hiltz.
  • Emma Gee was born to her father, Stephen Gee, and her mother, Erin Gee.
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