Joe Jacobs

Joe JacobsJoe competed for Butler HS from 1997-2001 and ran collegiately for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 2001-2005. His remarkable running career includes some notable achievements:

-NJSIAA Group 1 State Champion in XC in 2000 and Outdoor Track 3200 in 2001.
-2x All Conference Runner at collegiate level and anchored DMR relay to a Southern Conference Title in 2005.
-Won the 2009 Tulsa Route 66 1/2 Marathon in a Course Record 1:10:29
-2006 Ashenfelter 8k Champion

In addition to his running talent, Joe has accumulated a strong resumé in the sneaker industry.  He has spent the last few years working as a technical rep, first for Mizuno and most recently for Saucony.  His energy and enthusiasm have been instrumental in helping Saucony grow as a brand in this region, and become the #1 selling brand at Sneaker Factory.

Likes:  long Tempo Runs, the excitement of lacing up my racing shoes, lightweight trainers, being fit and injury free, coaching others to new PRs, cheering on my fiance at local races, the Yankees, my mom's homemade Pasta Sauce.
Dislikes: steeplechase, Plantar Fascia pain, seeing others give up, the Red Sox, and pasta sauce from a jar.
Favorite Training Shoe: Saucony Kinvara (Vizi-Pro Color preferred)
Favorite Racing Shoe: Saucony Fastwitch (Fits like a trainer, but runs like a racer)
Favorite Quote: "God has given me the ability.  The Rest is up to me.  Believe, Believe, Believe..." -Billy Mills last journal entry before winning the 10,000 meters at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Joe manages our Florham Park location.  Contact him at joe@sneakerfactorynj.com

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