Starting in the early 70’s Joe became interested in extreme sports. Rock Climbing, Rugby, Long Distance Paddling and Trail Running, Triathlon, etc. In 1998 Joe attended Odyssey Adventure Racing Academy which was owned by Don Mann and set for a week of training and concluded with entry into a 2-day Adventure Race called the Endorphin Fix. Over the last 25 Years, Joe has completed Adventure Races, ran countless Ultras, rode Centuries and signed up for Triathlons. Through his journeys, Joe raced against some of the greatest endurance athletes in the country.
At the time of filming Season 2 of Surviving Mann, Joe was 68. He competed through the season while also battling blood cancer. Despite this, Joe managed to keep moving forward and competing better than ever! To Joe, he feels like he’s just getting going!