Athlete Bios

Joseph (JP) P Trojan

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:16:21
Qualifying Race: Bakline's McKirdy Micro Marathon

Joseph (JP) P Trojan
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Edina, MN


Cleveland, OH

High School

University School

Current Affiliation

Minnesota Distance Elite



Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



College of William and Mary, Syracuse University (law school)

Career Highlights
2nd, 2023 Project 13.1; 11th, 2022 USATF 10 Mile Championships; 21st, 2021 NCAA Championships, 10,000m; 4th, 2021 ACC Indoor Championships 5,000m; ACC Champion in cross country, 5,000m and 10,000m
My mom's name is Sherri Trojan. Hey, Mom!
Greatest Accomplishment
I'm just happy to be running and living the dream.
Interesting Story
I think that I may be the only lawyer running the Trials. It was certainly tough being in the NCAA and law school.
Favorite Book

China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom

Favorite Movie

Get Smart

Favorite TV Show/Series

Friends (this one is for coach Bell)

Favorite Song

Minnesota by Lil Yachty

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

A nap

Favorite Breakfast

I've snuck a few Pop-Tarts in

Favorite Motivational Quote
"My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."- Forrest Gump
Favorite Running Memory
My high school coach, Bobby Moldovan, took us on a run in the middle of a huge downpour. The team was not excited to get soaked; however, my coach made it a blast. We went along the Chagrin River, pelted by rain and fording mud streams. Despite getting drenched we had a blast and came home to our parents caked in mud.