Joe Maloy (born December 20, 1985) is an American triathlete. Maloy represented the United States in triathlon at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

Maloy was born in Somers Point, New Jersey and grew up in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, where he attended Wildwood Catholic High School.

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.

Joe’s also working as a content consultant for the Little World Gifts website with the reviews of sports products.

With parents Mary and Joe Maloy

Career

The following list is based upon the Team USA Career highlights.

  • 2016 World Champion Mixed Relay
  • 2016 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama, 11th place
  • 2016 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast, 6th place
  • 2016 Escape from Alcatraz Champion
  • 2015 USA Triathlon Elite National, 4th place
  • 2015 Noosa Triathlon Champion (1st American Male or Female to win title)
  • 2014 Lifetime Fitness Oceanside Champion
  • 2014 USA Triathlon Elite National champion
  • 2014 Cozumel ITU World Cup bronze medalist
  • 2013 USA Triathlon Elite Nationals silver medal

Competitions

The following list is based upon the official ITU rankings and the ITU Athlete’s Profile Page. Unless indicated otherwise, the following events are triathlons (Olympic Distance) and refer to the Elite category.

DateCompetitionPlaceRank
  2010-03-20  Pan American CupMazatlan16
  2010-05-22  Pan American CupIxtapa32
  2010-09-25  Premium Pan American CupTuscaloosa18
  2011-02-26  Pan American Cup and South American ChampionshipsSalinas8
  2011-03-05  Sprint Triathlon Pan American CupClermont39
  2011-03-27  Premium Pan American CupValparaiso10
  2011-04-03  Pan American CupLima3
  2011-05-28  Pan American CupIxtapa23
  2011-06-12  Pan American CupCartagena2
  2011-07-10  World CupEdmontonDNF
  2011-09-24  Pan American CupBuffalo33
  2012-04-21  Pan American CupMazatlan4
  2012-05-06  World CupHuatulco29
  2012-06-02  Pan American CupDallas3
  2012-07-07  Premium European CupHolten13
  2012-07-14  World Cup Semifinal #3Tiszaujvaros11
  2012-07-21  Dextro Energy World TriathlonHamburg54
  2012-08-19  Premium Pan American CupKelowna3
  2012-09-15  Pan American CupBuffalo5
  2012-10-07  World Triathlon CupCancun20
  2013-03-09  Sprint Triathlon Pan American CupClermont12
  2013-03-16  Pan American CupSarasota6
  2013-03-20  USA Triathlon National ChampionshipsOhama2
  2013-04-19  World CupSan Diego20
  2013-06-01  Pan American CupDallas4
  2013-06-23  World CupEdmonton9
  2013-07-14  World CupPalamos30
  2013-07-20  World TriathlonHamburg21
  2013-08-10  World Cup Semifinal #3Tiszaujvaros2
  2013-08-10  World CupTiszaujvaros19
  2013-09-11  World Triathlon Grand FinalLondon36
  2013-10-12  World CupTongyeong5
  2014-04-06  World TriathlonAuckland29
  2014-05-10  World CupChengdu11
  2014-05-17  World TriathlonYokohama19
  2014-05-31  PATCO Triathlon Pan American ChampionshipsDallas27
  2014-06-28  World TriathlonChicago17
  2014-06-29  USA Triathlon National ChampionshipsMilwaukee1
  2014-07-26  World CupJiayuguan11
  2014-08-29  World Triathlon Grand FinalEdmonton17
  2014-10-05  World CupCozumel3
  2014-10-18  World CupTongyeong7
  2015-03-22  World CupNew Plymouth10
  2015-03-28  World TriathlonAuckland20
  2015-04-25  World TriathlonCape Town38
  2015-05-09  World CupChengdu30
  2015-05-15  World TriathlonYokohama36
  2015-08-02  World Olympic Qualification EventRio de Janeiro16
  2015-08-22  World TriathlonStockholm22
  2015-09-05  World TriathlonEdmonton48
  2015-09-15  World Triathlon Grand FinalChicago54
  2015-09-18  USA Triathlon National ChampionshipsMilwaukee4
  2015-10-04  World CupCozumel7
  2015-10-24  World CupTongyeong11
  2016-03-05  World TriathlonAbu Dhabi49
  2016-04-03  World CupNew Plymouth18
  2016-04-09  World TriathlonGold Coast6
  2016-05-14  World TriathlonYokohama11
  2016-07-16  World TriathlonHamburg28
  2016-07-16  Mixed Relay World ChampionshipsHamburg1
  2016-08-18  Olympic GamesRio de Janeiro23
  2016-09-11  World Triathlon Grand FinalCozumel47