Julia Esther Jones is American by birth but has lived in Italy for almost forty years.
She has been working in the world of athletics and amateur triathlon since 1995 as a consultant, writer and promoter of events and coach. She has been writing for the magazine Running for twenty-five years and has created the “Corso di Corsa” with the aim of bringing women closer to the practice of running. you have published two books “Correre al femminile” in Italian and “Up and Running” in English. Sportswoman too, Julia has completed 40 marathons and, in the summer, attends the triathlon scene, completing three Ironman.
She lives with her family in Modena.
- Have you ever thought that women cannot be inspirational?
All women are an inspiration to me, all of them. Each has its own history of difficulties, challenges and achievements, both personally and professionally.
2. What biases (preconceptions) did you face?
I don’t know if there have been any prejudices in my path. Surely in some cases a company or organization was looking for a male figure for a role. From that point of view I am often relegated to the “female” sector. Even today many ask me if I also train men.
3. Have you ever taken risks?
I often said to myself “I have nothing to lose …” to cushion what I felt was a risk.
4. What obstacles did you face to get to where you are now?
I have always worked hard and I have never given up on the vision of what I wanted to achieve. The obstacles have been and will continue to exist in the future. Of course, today it’s easier because times have changed, I have a different age and more experience. Maybe the day it gets easy will be the day I stop.
5. If your life were a book, what would it be called?
The NeverEnding Story, that is, The Neverending Story!