Josh McCleary

DOB:  June 14, 1976
Residence:  Lawrence, KS
College:  Emporia State University – BS Business (1999)
High School:  Augusta High School – Augusta, KS (1994)
Career:  Financial technology entrepreneur
Family:  Married (Leslie), 3 children

PRs
800M – 1:54 (1999)
1500M – 3:57 (1999)
Mile (indoor) – 4:13 (1999)
5K (track) – 15:32 (1999)

Master’s PRs
800M – 2:13.93 (2018)
Mile (road) – 4:59.9 (2017)
5K (road) – 17:48 (2017)

Josh returned to running shortly before his 40th birthday after a 17 year hiatus, primarily to get back in shape and to be able to run with his kids.  After seeing some masters and age-group success in the first few races back, combined with his collegiate distance and middle distance background at Emporia State, he feels being a part of the KC Smoke will keep him shaving time off PRs throughout his 40’s and beyond.

Josh will continue running road races to establish an aerobic base with a goal of getting back on the track to start competing in middle distance races (1500/800) once again.