Ultra Distance Runner
Josh is a western Pennsylvania native who enjoys the outdoors.
On most weekends, Josh can be found training or hiking on local trails.
Josh’s competitive drive as a runner started at an early age. In fact, he finished third in a 6th grade district-wide cross-country meet. A few years later, he joined his school track team and refined his running skills further. During his senior year, Josh led his team to a WPIAL first-place finish in the 4 x 800 meter event. Later, the team went on to appear in both the indoor and outdoor state championship meets.
After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown, Josh became interested in Obstacle Course Races (OCRs). The exposure in these events led him to endurance OCR races and Ultra distance running.
To date, Josh has competed in five 24-hour OCR races, one 50-mile race, and two 100-mile races. Surprisingly, he never attempted a marathon or even a half-marathon before taking on the longer distances. Josh continues to train for 100 mile races throughout the country. Josh’s primary goal is to qualify and compete in the Western States 100 mile run in 2018. This race is the world’s oldest 100-mile event and attracts world-class endurance athletes.
Currently, Josh works for an electrical contractor as a project manager. When not training, Josh enjoys riding motorcycles and spending time with family and friends.