Athlete Bios

Joshua Kalapos

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:18:00
Qualifying Race: 2022 BMW Berlin Marathon

Joshua Kalapos
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Boston, MA


Pittsburgh, PA

High School

Mt. Lebanon High School

Current Affiliation

Boston Athletic Association


Software Engineer

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



Carnegie Mellon University

Career Highlights
2019 UAA Indoor 5,000m Champion
Parents Tom and Maria Kalapos. Three younger siblings: Isaac (24), Grace (21) and Lydia Kalapos (16).
Greatest Accomplishment
Qualifying for this race
Interesting Story
I broke my fibula and dislocated my ankle in late 2019. I had three surgeries as a result and it took a long time to recoup. So I'm thankful to not just run but still compete without being held back by injury.
Favorite Book

Anna Karenina

Favorite Movie

Lord of the Rings The Two Towers

Favorite TV Show/Series


Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Eating a meal and then taking a long nap

Favorite Breakfast

Pancakes, bacon and eggs

Favorite Motivational Quote
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Edison
Favorite Running Memory
Some friends and I during the summer of 2019 did a daytrip to Yosemite to run the Clouds Rest Trail. The trail is at 10,000 feet of elevation so it was more of a hike/run. We were definitely a bit under-prepared with water and food but still it was a challenge and the view of the entire valley at the end was rewarding.