SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - 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 is now a member of the Ironman Hall of Fame, U.S.A. Triathlon Hall of Fame and a ten-time Ironman competitor, and she was the 2012 Triathlon Business International Female Athlete of the Year and was the 2017 Ironman North American Champion in her age group.
Julie brought no experience beyond running two marathons, but 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 in the final marathon, Julie fell and lost all bodily function fifty feet from the finish.
While on hands and knees, she watched her rival pass her.
Thirty seconds later, she crawled across the line, stunning millions.
Julie became an instant global icon and the public face of fitness and endurance sports, which exploded in popularity, partly because of her inspiration.
In her new book, 'Crawl of Fame', Julie reveals how she found her greater purpose while lying across the finish line in 1982—and how she drew on that moment to help her overcome her own struggles as she faced challenges as a woman and athlete.
On Thursday, November 15th at 7:30 p.m. Warwick's will host Julie Moss as she discuss and signs her new book, 'Crawl of Fame: Julie Moss and the Fifteen Feet That Created an Ironman Triathlon Legend'.
Authorities Monday were searching for a hit-and-run motorist who struck and seriously injured a 48-year-old man on an El Cajon street.
A U-Haul truck rammed into the front entrance of a county Health and Human Services building in Kearny Mesa Monday morning in what police believe could be an intentional act.
With the weather warming up, many in San Diego will be enjoying time outdoors again. But do you know how to stay safe in the sun?
The crowds of people visiting Walker Canyon to see the poppies have been so overwhelming the City of Lake Elsinore on Sunday evening announced a poppy field "shutdown" before re-opening Monday with limited access and parking.
Authorities Monday publicly identified a 53-year-old Georgia man who was fatally injured when he crashed a motorized scooter into a tree in downtown San Diego.
The San Diego Fleet lost for the first time in their four games at SDCCU Stadium as former San Diego Charger Nick Novak kicked a 44-yard field goal as time expired to give the Birmingham Iron a 32-29 victory Sunday night.
Two fires that broke out within a block of each other destroyed two trailers at a mobile home park and damaged at least two apartment units Monday morning in Chula Vista, authorities said.
Crews battled an apartment fire that erupted in Chula Vista early Monday morning, just moments after an earlier fire at a mobile home park across the street.
Construction crews will begin Monday to build a trolley underpass at La Jolla Colony Drive, according to the San Diego Association of Governments.
Sunny skies with above-average temperatures are expected throughout San Diego County. Low clouds and fog could return Monday night and temperatures are expected to cool through Wednesday.