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on February 15, 2012
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Josh Cox, the 50k American Record Holder, burst onto the national running scene by winning and setting a course record in a 50-mile ultra marathon at the tender age of 22. When he was 23, he ran his first marathon in 2:19, making him the youngest qualifier for the 2000 US Olympic Marathon Trials. Later that year, Cox blistered the 4th fastest time in the US with a 2:13 clocking in Chicago. Since then, Cox, a four-time Olympic Trials qualifier and three-time US National Team member, has garnered the top US spot at the World Track and Field Championships and trained with the world's best. Cox bookended 2009 by shattering the 50k American Record by over 4 minutes at Arizona's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in January and closed out the year with a runner up performance at the Cal International Marathon in December. For the former, Cox was named USA Track and Field's Athlete of the Week.


As a TV personality, Cox currently offers his professional perspective as an on-air personality for NBC Universal, and is a web host for Runner's World. In 2005, Cox starred on ABC's hit reality show, The Bachelorette. In addition to his 140 mile a week training regimen, Cox is active as a speaker and writer. Josh and fellow Mammoth Track Club member, Ryan Hall, are writing a running book, Soul Runners, due out in 2011 through Harvest House Publishers.

  • K-SWISS, PowerBar, CEP Compression, Nissan, Garmin,

  • Mammoth Track Club

  • Christian High (San Diego, CA)

  • Liberty University

  • Terrence Mahon

  • 4 miles- 18:20, Malibu, CA, 2000
    10 miles- 47:32, San Diego, CA, 2001
    Half Marathon- 1:04:00, Las Vegas, NV, 2002
    Marathon- 2:13:51, Sacramento, CA, 2009
    50k- 2:43:45, Phoenix, AZ, 2011

  • Ultra-Marathon:
    50k American Record at the 2011 P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon (7 seconds off World Record)
    50k American Record at the 2009 P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon, Phoenix, Arizona
    Fastest 50k time in the world for 2009
    Winner and course record at the 1997 Mountain Masochist 50 Mile Trail Run, Virginia

    Marathon:

    Four-time Olympic Trials qualifier
    Three-time US National Team Member
    Second place 2009 California International Marathon, Sacramento, California
    Winner 2008 Rocket City Marathon, Huntsville, Alabama
    Winner and course record 2007 US Air Force Marathon, Dayton, Ohio
    World Record Treadmill Marathon in April 2004, Boston, Massachusetts
    Seventh place 2004 Olympic Trials, Birmingham, Alabama
    Top American 2001 World Track & Field Championships, Edmonton, Canada
    Second American 2001 Boston Marathon, Boston, Massachusetts
    Tenth place 2000 Chicago Marathon, Chicago, Illinois
    Top American 1999 Suzuki Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, San Diego, California
    Youngest qualifier 2000 US Olympic Trials

    Half Marathon:

    Second American 2004 World Half Marathon Championships, New Deli, India
    Winner and course record 2002 Stralivigno Half Marathon, Livigno, Italy

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