“Being Madonna for ‘just one day out of life’ was freeing. I got to be the rebel and not worry about what anybody thought of me. She was rebellious, went to the beat of her own drum and didn’t care what people thought about her choices. The shoot and profile on me were very tongue-in-cheek yet also acknowledged the growing popularity of the sport and the fact you could now actually make it as a professional triathlete. I was still trying to figure out my place in the sport and how my past was defining my future. No matter what my current results were I would receive press for being the girl that crawled to the line. Some of this attention came at the expense my fellow triathletes, both male and female, and they didn’t always hide their contempt. Being Madonna for a day, I was free to not take myself too seriously and let go of the judgement of others. A little bit of Material Girl can be a good thing.”- HOKA Athlete Julie Moss
Julie’s favorite shoe is the Speed Instinct.