We spoke to Joseph Miller, a father, a runner, and an off-road triathlete. He is the country’s lone professional off-road triathlete, making it big in the off-road scene! His passion for the sport drives him to become one of the best at the sport.
How would you introduce yourself to the running community?
I am Joseph Miller. I came into the running scene back in 2010 as a duathlete. I tried mountain biking, and it came out great for me. It was really awesome. That is what for me into off-road triathlon, and now I am a professional off-road triathlete. I am enjoying every moment of it and that is what is important.
When did you first pick up running, at what age and what inspired you to do so?
I picked up running when i was in high school when i was 13 years old when I lived in the mountain areas. I loved running on the trails to get to school. Running is like freedom and I could also get up and close with mother nature. Running eventually changes you. You become healthier, in body, sound and mind. What I love most about running is that you may unknowingly inspire someone with what you are doing. I am thankful that I am able to inspire people to change their lives and lifestyle, in my own little way,
What is your favourite running quote?
THE BODY ACHIEVES WHAT THE MIND BELIEVES
Your favourite running route?
I always run in the mountains. I am a nature-loving type of person. In my opinion, running in the trails is more kind to the legs as compared to the constant pounding on the road. I also prefer to run in the mountains as I like the mountain breeze, the smell of grass, flowers and mud. It is very therapeutic. As I said, I love mother nature =)
Which is your dream race?
The Great Himalayan Race
Your preferred running brand?
My preferred running brand is MERRELL because I am an adventure type of an athlete and this brand has a great reputation in terms of adventure sport. In fact they have been in the industry for 35 years. They master the needs of adventure seeking people and fulfills what I look for as an athlete.
What do you think is the greatest reward you've gotten from running yet?
The greatest reward that no money can buy is my HEALTH. I am 38 now but still I kick ass! I feel younfer han I am like im in my prime in my 20's😅Honestly i don't get sick whole year round. And I believe health is wealth So I can be around my family!
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