During his competitive career, Joe represented the USA in 21 different countries on 6 continents.  Some of his professional highlights include anchoring Team USA to it’s first-ever world championship in the mixed team relay and competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  He’s won iconic races including The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon and The Noosa Triathlon while his efforts and speeches have inspired hometown and international fans alike.  His win at Noosa marked the first time an American male or female triathlete won the iconic Australian race (which is also the world’s largest triathlon).    Joe retired from professional competition in 2017 and is currently rehabbing from hip surgery.  He looks forward to returning to the sport to continue sharing his motto of racing for a good time and a good time.

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.   

San Diego 40th Anniversary Triathlon on Fiesta Island. September 25, 2014 ©2014 Rich Cruse CrusePhoto.com

The Triathlon Squad

With parents Mary and Joe Maloy