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Julie Moss (born 1958) is an American triathlete. She first became known during the 1982 Ironman Triathlon, in which she competed as part of her research for her exercise physiology thesis. She has claimed that she did not initially take the race seriously and did not have any special training beforehand. Nevertheless she found herself with a comfortable lead, but approximately two miles before the finish line, she became severely dehydrated. She staggered and crawled towards the end of the course, only to be passed moments before the finish line by competitor Kathleen McCartney. Her struggle to finish the Ironman was broadcast around the world, and provided inspiration to many to compete in Ironman events.
The October 8, 2009 episode of "The Score" by Diana Nyad describes Moss' Ironman race.
The April 16th 2010 episode of WNYC's Radio Lab released a podcast on Limits that includes a direct interview with Moss about her Ironman experience in the Limits of the Body section.
- WXYC podcast
- Norcross, Don (March 6, 1997). "Mark Allen revels in his retirement". San Diego Union - Tribune. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
- Radio Lab Podcast interviewing Julie Moss and her Ironman experience
- Article on Julie Moss from Ironmanlive
- Youtube Video of 1982 Ironman Finish
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