Via YouTube: Julie Moss Competing in the 1982 Hawaii Ironman Triathlon

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inspirationA classic piece of unbelievable determination as demonstrated by Julie Moss. As the announcer in this video said, Ironman hasn’t been the same since.

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  1. RunDave on September 16th at 1:56 am

    Holy shit! I’ve got goosebumps just watching that. So excruciating to see her get up and fall so many times and then crawl over the line. Amazing stuff! How did she ever recover from that?

  2. Meg on September 16th at 10:41 am

    This was one of the most difficult things I have ever watched. Wow.

  3. Jeanne on September 16th at 11:07 am

    thanks for making me cry! again. unbelievable.

  4. Running Jayhawk on September 17th at 2:19 pm


  5. 21stCenturyMom on September 17th at 8:09 pm

    There’s a woman who swims with my masters group who had to crawl across the line in Kona. She took 3rd or 4th. I guess when you have gone that far and are almost winning you just don’t stop.

  6. 21stCenturyMom on September 17th at 8:32 pm

    Here is the story of 2 women who had to crawl across the line in Kona. The story of Julie Moss’s 1982 finish is referred to. All of these women are quite amazing with their tenacity and determination.

  7. The Will to Go On » Complete Running Network on June 30th at 6:00 am

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