Join us for an evening with Julie Moss! We were fortunate to have Julie Moss visit the club back in 2017, and we're excited to have her back to discuss her new book, Crawl of Fame: Julie Moss and the Fifteen Feet that Created an Ironman Triathlon Legend.
If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting Julie, you don't want to miss tonight!
After her talk, there will be time for Questions and Answers, followed by a book signing.
Books will be available for purchase for $20.
About the book:
Crawl of Fame: Julie Moss and the Fifteen Feet that Created an Ironman Triathlon Legend
In 1982, Julie Moss ran the Ironman triathlon for her college senior research project. Her idea was quirky, even crazy; only a handful of hardcore, highly trained enthusiasts competed in the little-known, 140.6-mile combination of swimming, cycling, and running. Julie brought no experience or appreciable training beyond running two marathons. She did bring a latent willpower that, the world soon found out, wouldn’t be denied. What happened next changed Ironman forever . . .
After becoming the unlikely leader during the marathon, the final leg of the Ironman, Julie fell and lost all bodily function fifteen meters (50 feet) from the finish. While on hands and knees, she watched her rival pass her. Thirty seconds later, she crawled across the line?stunning the millions who were watching on television. At age twenty-three, Julie became the instant global icon, and the public face of fitness and endurance sports ? which exploded in popularity, partly because of her inspiration. That this young co-ed would represent such a new sport was unlikely. That she would inspire millions to change the courses of their lives in the three decades years since was unthinkable. Yet, it happened.
Crawl of Fame is the long-awaited release of her incredible story. Julie describes how she found her greater purpose while lying across the finish line at Ironman 1982 ? and how that greater purpose as a woman, athlete, endurance sports symbol and, now, iconic figure has defined her life and inspired others since.