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Julian Kohl comes from Austria, loves bikepacking and is an inspiring advocate for equality in sport.
Julia: “I was born in 1992 in beautiful Upper Bavaria, grew up in the Inn Valley, studied in Regensburg and now live in Vienna. Sport has always been a central part of my life. I owe it to my parents: even as a small child, I experienced many outdoor adventures in nature, in the mountains and with active exercise. What shaped me is that they never called me “the weaker sex” or considered that I was less enduring, tough or strong than men. I grew up with the self-image that when it comes to sports, I can do whatever I want and whatever my body is capable of. I’ve always had a great thirst for adventure and travel, and I found bikepacking as the ideal combination of sport, adventure and going places. The question I am often asked by strangers is: “Aren’t you afraid to travel alone by bike? As a woman?” This question got me thinking and also made me sad that women have to be more careful, are less believed in and very often are perceived to be less enabled.”
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