Prior to triathlon, Joe was a four-year varsity swimmer at Boston College and served as team captain for the 2007-08 Season. He received the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Top-6 for Service Award in 2008, and he was named to the ACC’s All-Academic Team in both 2007 and 2008. He also served as a campus recreation spinning instructor from 2006-2008. After graduating from BC with a BA in English, Joe aimed to race-off his post-graduation blues at the Bellplain (NJ) Triathlon on June 1, 2008. It went slightly better than his only other triathlon (11 years earlier) where he wrecked his bike and limped to a last place finish. Joe never would have thought that he’d go from racing on a borrowed bike in 2008 to running a 30:07 10K to earn the USA’s top-Olympic slot in Yokohama, Japan, only 8 years later.
Joe’s living in New York, NY, as he plans the next steps for his career. He is available for speaking engagements and private coaching on a case-by-case basis.
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