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EXCLUSIVE: America Ferrera Stuns on Emmys Red Carpet After Competing in First Triathlon: 'I Feel Fierce!'

by Elisa Osegueda 4:50 PM PDT, September 18, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: America Ferrera Stuns on Emmys Red Carpet After Competing in First Triathlon: 'I Feel Fierce!'

America Ferrera is looking better than ever!

The Superstore actress attended the 2016 Emmy Awards on Sunday in a midnight blue sequin dress by designer Jenny Packham, just 24 hours after participating in her first triathlon.

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"I feel fierce," 32-year-old Ferrera told ET's Kevin Frazier. "I just did a triathlon. What's there not to feel fierce about? I feel strong and healthy and that's what feels great."

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"I did it all by myself," she continued. "I finished, which was my only goal. It was my first triathlon."

Ferrera, who said she trained for five months to compete in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon on Saturday, also shared some advice for anyone thinking of participating in a big sporting event.

"If I can do it, you can do it," she explained enthusiastically. "It wasn't just about the physical part, it’s what it takes mentally and spiritually to commit. So, get out there and face your fears. I had never been a swimmer and you have to swim in the ocean, which is like a big thing for a lot of people."

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Moments after finishing the triathlon on Saturday, Ferrera shared a few photos from the event on social media, including a video of herself crossing the finish line.

"I did it!!!!!!!!!!" she captioned the Instagram post. "My time was really 3:42!! So much better than I expected! #triathlete #teamintraining #nauticamalibutri." 

"Can't talk, trying to slay this triathlon right here. #focused," she captioned another post. 

Can't talk, trying to slay this triathlon right here. #focused 👊🏼 thnx @darthsuger for pic!

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Ferrera will also be presenting at the 2016 Emmy Awards. For more from this Sunday’s show, watch the clip below!

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