Wednesday, February 20, 2008

This past weekend Josh competed in the "USA Cross Country Championships" down in San Diego. This race determined whether or not he would make it to the "World Championships" this coming March in Scotland. World's is a huge race- it essentially is exactly like the Olympics. He had to place in the top 6 to make it and he ended up taking 3rd place! It was a really fun race to watch because we could see a lot of it. The whole time the pack of 4 guys were way ahead of everyone else and led the whole thing. To give you an idea of the calaber of these guys- each of them is a National champion from college. The guy in the blue is Ryan Hall, winner of the NY Olympic Trials marathon. The other NIKE guy is Dathan Ritzenhein, 2nd place at NY Olympic Trials & 2004 10k Olympian. And Jorge (George) Torres, top American finisher in the 4k at World's last year. Anyhow, they are all amazing runners and it was really fun to see Josh dominate the field with them. So, now Josh will head off to Edinburgh, Scotland the last week in March and compete against the best in the World!


11 comments:

Anita said...

WOW!!! congratulations Josh! you are amazing! Jena, aren't, you so proud:-)

The Macdonald family said...

That is so stinkin cool! Josh you are a stud. congrats! That's awesome you get to go to Scotland! It does kind of make me throw up to look at your time though. Wowsa!

Jessi said...

So I just got back from a run.. All I can say is that I wish I looked half as intense while running as Josh does!

Those crazy Lewis' said...

Wow ~ I think I could run a mile and a half in that time! Adrienne

Haley said...

Josh is an amazing runner, and it is fun to see that you are so proud of him! I hope all goes well, and good luck and the world championship. Do you get to go?

Fox said...

Sorry. Look please here

The Bullocks said...

Dude, Josh you are a freaking stud. Way to represent!

Ryan

Jessi said...

I dont really know how to delete it other than just clicking the trash can icon below the comment. I didnt take any of them.. I wish! Those are the types of pictures I want to take though..

The Shupes said...

Wow is all I can say. I don't know how he does it. That is so awesome. There is no way I could ever run 1 mile in under 5 minutes!! You are such a cute supporter Jena, Josh is lucky to have you!! I wish him the best in Scotland. And we for sure should get together when you are here. Give me a call when you are coming.

Those crazy Lewis' said...

Josh you are my hero! You are definitely living the dream. Make sure you eat some haggis over there in Scotland. It does great things for one's intestinal tract. Good luck!!!

Richard

Dani said...

Jena... It's Dani Stewart! (Well, Harmon, now). How in the heck are you?! Are you really up in Beaverton? We are on the other side of Portland in Gresham. Crazy! We need to have a lunch date or something! Check out our blog! PS... I am very jealous about Scotland. That's where we Stewarts originated from!