World Champion Triathlete and USA Triathlon Olympic Team Member
Joe Maloy
July, 2016


We are inside of one month until I'll be I'll be scoping bikinis on Brazil's Copacabana Beach!  Just kidding, we all know I'm going there to race in a little triathlon. With no races on the calendar until the big day ( August 18 ), I'm using the next few weeks to finalize my mental and physical preparations. It's not a matter of doing things differently, but rather about adding another layer of focus on my training, recovery, and nutrition.  

It's been special to see how my journey to Rio has touched so many of you in so many different ways. It's special to see and hear how my effort and dedication have resonated with others. The Olympic rings are interlocked because it's not (or at least shouldn't be) an individual journey. It's meaningful, and more powerful, because it is shared. That's the message I wanted to communicate in the video below.  Have a look if you haven't seen it yet! And if you've watched it already, go ahead and watch it again--it's really good!

Thank you to  Drone One Aerial Technologies  for producing this epic video! 
Learn more about them at  

On a related note, I'm proud to announce that the first round of tshirt sales raised close to $2,000 for the Do It For Doug Foundation and the family of Melissa Galdenzi!  Thank you to all my sponsors, supporters, friends, and family for the support, encouragement, and motivation.  I'm training every day to race my heart out for you on August 18.

And remember, every day is a chance to be a little bit better.

Race Results
US Wins Its First
ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championship
Gwen Jorgensen, Ben Kanute, Kirsten Kasper and Joe Maloy 

HAMBURG, Germany - The relay team of Gwen Jorgensen, Ben Kanute, Kirsten Kasper and Joe Maloy earned the United States its first gold medal in the ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships on Sunday.

Each team member completed a 300-meter swim, 6.6-kilometer bike and 1.6-kilometer run to finish in 1 hour, 20 minutes, 29 seconds for the gold medal. It was a sprint finish for the silver and bronze medals, with Australia and Germany finishing 29 seconds down from the U.S. in second and third, respectively. This is the first gold and second medal ever for the U.S. team since the mixed team format was introduced in 2009. The Americans had previously won a bronze medal in 2013.

Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) led off the first leg, riding with women from eight other nations: Brazil, France, Great Britain, South Africa, Germany, Japan, Russia and the Netherlands. Though the women in the first leg of the relay rode together over the 6.6k bike course, Jorgensen began to open a gap early on the run and was the first woman from the first leg to tag the next team member.

Kanute (Geneva, Ill.) had an 11 second advantage heading into the water and ended up riding the first lap of the bike with Frenchman Aurelien Raphael. On the second lap, Kanute broke away to ride solo, a gutsy move which helped put the U.S. up roughly 45 seconds with two athletes to go. Kanute and Jorgensen posted the fastest times of the day - 19:09 for Kanute, and 20:03 for Jorgensen - which gave the U.S. the advantage it needed to maintain the lead through the rest of the race.

"I just went as hard as I could," Kanute said post-race. "On the bike, I was feeling really good, and me and Raphael weren't working the best together, so I punched it through a few corners and just found myself on the front. I just went after it."

Once Kasper (North Andover, Mass.) hit the water, she increased her gap into the first transition by 1 minute, and then she had to hold off six women who were riding in a group behind her trying to make up the time and close the gap. Maloy (Wildwood Crest, N.J.) also completed his leg of the race alone, maintaining a distance of nearly 30 seconds into the final finish straight to clinch the gold medal and the world title for the U.S.

Video highlights from USA Triathlon, filmed by Tommy Zaferes, with race footage from World Triathlon.

"The key word is team. I crossed the line but we shook hands in between legs, and I couldn't have done it without these guys," Maloy said in a post-race interview with ITU media. "We compete all the time individually, and it's nice to group up. There's a lot behind the scenes that goes on with camaraderie and this is kind of a visual example of it, which is really cool."

Jorgensen, Kanute and Maloy are three of the six members of the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team heading to Rio next month for the Olympic Games. With the world title today, and the  individual victory by Katie Zaferes (Hampstead, Md.) on Saturday at World Triathlon Hamburg, four of the Olympic-bound Americans have stood on the top of the podium with just a month to go before their competitions on Aug. 18 and 20. Learn more about the U.S. Olympic Triathlon and Paratriathlon Teams at

ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships
4x 300m swim, 6.6k bike, 1.6k run

1. United States (Gwen Jorgensen, Ben Kanute, Kirsten Kasper, Joe Maloy), 1:20:29
2. Australia, 1:20:58
3. Germany, 1:20:58

Other articles:

photo by  Tommy Zaferes

Race week trainer ride in Hamburg
Video by USA Triathlon 

Wildwood Crest native seeks triathlon gold in Rio Olympics,
Press of Atlantic City, July 8, 2016, by David Weinberg.

In the Olympics issue of  Triathlete Magazine (August 2016) alongside team members Greg Billington, Ben Kanute, Gwen Jorgensen, Sarah True, and Katie Zaferes.

Interview by my college mentor, Cathy Utzschneider, PhD

"Cathy Utzschneider had a class ....called "High Performers." Studying the time management, goal setting, and habits of high achievers changed my understanding of excellence. I learned the actionable steps I could take to realize my own goals." - Joe Maloy, 2016 USA Olympic Triathlon Team.

New Gear

My New Custom Kicks for Rio!
thank you to Brooks!

My New SuperSix Evo Frame
thank you to Cannondale!
Rio Edition!
Custom paint! 
Ready for the build! 
The new bike is named " Muiraquitã"

"In Brazilian folklore, there are a number of legends associated with the muiraquitã, to which supernatural qualities are often attributed."

Joe Triathlon Gear

Limited Edition T-Shirts 

Available for a short time from  Swell Ocean Rescue , with a portion of the proceeds going to local charities. Kids & adults sizes, just the thing to wear on August 18th!!

Signed BOCO Gear  "Let's Go Joe" Hats

There are only 48 of these and each one has been hand signed by Joe. 

Payment of $40 each if pickup in Philly or $45 if shipped. Order via PayPal to US shipping only. Indicate your mailing address or if you can pick up from  Cadence Cycling and Multisport  in Philadelphia in note when making payment.
2016 Race Schedule and Results
UCSD Tritonman Triathlon
Abu Dhabi WTS
New Plymouth World Cup (Sprint)
Gold Coast WTS
Yokohama WTS
Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon
7/16 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg
7/17 ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships, Hamburg (with Gwen Jorgensen, Ben Kanute, Kirstin Kasper)
Rio Olympic Games
9/11 Beijing international Triathlon