San Diego Triathlete and Cardiff-By-The-Sea resident Julie Moss was named to the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame, the multisport National Governing Body announced in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Moss is one of three inductees to be honored at a banquet on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego to open the ITU World Triathlon San Diego race weekend. Moss, Age-Group competitor Missy LeStrange and paratriathlete Jim MacLaren comprise the new class to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
“We are honored to add these three remarkable individuals to the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame. They each played an instrumental role in elevating triathlon to where it is today,” said Chuck Graziano, chair of the USA Triathlon Hall of fame Committee. “It is fitting that we will induct these three multisport pioneers in San Diego- the birthplace of the sport.”
Broadcast across the nation on ABC’s “Wide World of Sports,” Moss’ crawl to the finish line of the 1982 Ironman World Championship endures as one of triathlon’s most iconic moments. Moss finished second after collapsing 15-feet short of the finish line and was passed by winner Kathleen McCartney. Moss’ determination inspired athletes around the globe to compete in the sport. Moss returned to Kona last year with McCartney to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this memorable moment. Moss and McCartney, also a San Diego resident, have recently collaborated to form their own motivational speaking company, Iron Icons.
—USA Triathlon Hall of fame Committee