Joe was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He started running to get into shape for the high school basketball season. Joe soon discovered he was pretty good at running, and went on to compete for the University of Texas, Austin where he had a decorated career, despite some injuries early on. He graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and now lives in Grover Beach, CA working as a Footwear Buyer. He is motivated by his wife (fellow Aggie Kara June Thorne) and two children.

Fun Fact: Joe can juggle and ride a unicycle simultaneously

Favorite Aggie: Kara June Thorne

Personal Bests

  • 1500 m - 3:44.6
  • Mile (Road) - 3:59.7
  • 3K (indoors) - 7:59.8
  • 5K (indoors) - 13:52
  • 8K XC - 23:47
  • 10K XC - 29:58
  • Half Marathon - 1:07
  • Marathon - 2:31
  • Ironman 70.3 - 4:01
  • Ironman - 8:59

Honors

Prep:

  • 7x State Champion - Georgia
  • 4x All-American
  • National Champion 2001 Steeplechase
  • Georgia Male Track Athlete of the Year - 2002
  • Georgia High School Hall of Fame Inductee

College:

  • 2x All-American XC
  • Previous school record holder - 3K indoors
  • School Record Holder - 4 x Mile (set at Penn Relays - in route to the win)

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