Age:  31

Event:  Distance (Cross Country, Track, Road, Mountain racing)

Hometown:  Lakewood, WA

College/University Competed for:  Oklahoma State University

All Time Personal Bests:

·       5 km:                           14:15

·       8 km:                           23:22

·       10 km:                         29:03

·       10 mi:                           48:04

·       Half-marathon:           1:03:41

Career Highlights:

·      9 Time USA National Champion

·      17 Time USA National Team Member (2003, 2008-present)

·      8th Place while Representing Team USA at Bupa Cross Country International Challenge (3rd American)

·      5-Time USA Mountain Runner of the Year (’08,’09, ’10, ’13, ’14)

·      2016 Olympic Trials qualifier

·      Washington State and Colorado State Mt. Washington Road Race record holder (CO 59:09; WA 60:33)

·      Washington State 50k road race record holder (2:55:19)

·      2014 Became first athlete in USA Mountain Running history to win back-to-back USA Mountain Running titles while also becoming the first male athlete to win both Uphill/Downhill and Uphill formats for the Championship.

·      2014 First athlete ever to win NACAC Titles in XC and Mountain Running

·      2014 Mt Washington Road Race Champion

·      2014 Sierra Zinal Mountain Race – American record holder

·      2014 Itzaccihuati Skyrace Champion and record holder

·      2014 Mt. Sac Relays 10k Champ

·      2014 Mt. Sac Relays 5k Road Champ

·      2014 Washington State Road Running Champion

·      2013 USA Trail Half Marathon National Champion

·      2013 USATF Club Cross Country National Champion

·      2013 USA Mountain Running National Champion

·      2013 USA 50k Road Running National Champion

·      2012 USA 50k Road Running National Champion

·      2011 Pacific Northwest Regional Cross Country Champion

·      2011 Pacific Northwest Association Cross Country Champion

·      2011     USA 15 km Trail Running National Champion

·      2011    Washington State Road Running Champion 12 km (also 2008, 2009)

·      2011    World Snow Shoe Championship Sprint Course Champion

·      2011    North & Central American & Caribbean Mountain Running Champion (also 2010, 2009)

·      2010    USA Mountain Runner of the Year (also 2009, 2008)

·      2010    USA National Mountain Running Championships, 3rd

·      2010    World Mountain Running Championships, 10th

·      2010    PNW XC Champion, 10 km (also 2008)

·      2010    World Snow Shoe Invitational, 5th

·      2009    USA Mountain Running National Champion

·      2009    USATF Club Track Champion, 10 km

·      2009    World Mountain Running Championships, 16th (also 2008)

·      2009    Xterra World Trail Running Championship, 2nd

·      2008    Northwest Mountain Running Champion

·      2003    USA Junior National Track and Field Team, Pan American Games, Steeplechase

Personal Info:  Joe hasbeen running track since the 7th grade.  He played basketball for many years before finally giving it up in his junior year of HS to focus on running and getting to college.  He finished his collegiate years, both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, at Oklahoma State University under the coaching of Dick Weiss and Dave Smith.  Since turning pro he has turned his focus towards other sports outside of Road, Track and Cross Country and has ranked internationally in Trail, Snow Shoe, and Mountain racing.

Since 2003 he has made 17 USA National Teams in a variety of distinctions including Track, Cross Country, Trail Running and Mountain running.  Since 2008, he has won the prestigious honor of USA Mountain Runner of the Year 5 Times while leading Team USA to its first Silver medal at the World Mountain Running Championships.  In 2013 he became the first athlete to win the North American and Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships with 5 consecutive victories. He took this feat to the next level by also becoming the first athlete ever to win the NACAC title in both Mountain Running and Cross Country in 2014 after winning his first NACAC Cross Country Championship and leading Team USA to a Gold Medal. In 2013 he ended the year by winning the USATF Club Cross Country National Championships, and in 2014 pushed his USA National Championship victories to a total of 9 with four total USA Championship Victories coming in 2013 (USA 50k Road, USA Trail Half Marathon, USATF Club XC, USA Mountain Running). 2014 was promising as he placed 4th at the USA Cross Country National Championships, 6th at the USA 10 Mile Championships, qualified for the 2016 US Olympic Trials, and represented Team USA 2 times already at the Scotland International Challenge for Cross Country and the NACAC Cross Country Championships in Tobago.                                  

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