Mike Cox


Mike Cox's impressive running career dates all the way back to his days as a high school track and cross-country athlete where he was a 9-time State Champion, as well as a High School All-American in cross-country.

Mike continued his competitive career throughout college at Virginia Tech where he earned multiple all-conference honors, won 3 individual conference titles and competed for the U.S. Track and Field team at the '94 World Junior Cross-Country Championships

Mike has continued to compete in cross-country, track, and road events after graduating from Va. Tech. In addition to his work as an athlete, he is also the head cross-country and track and field coach at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia.
Mike Cox running at the U.S. Olympic Trials
U.S. Olympic Trials

Awards and Top-Performances

  • 41st Overall - 2007 U.S. Olypic Trials Marathon
  • 8th Overall - 2007 Chicago Marathon
  • 2005 Raleigh Relays 5Km Champion
  • 27th Overall - 2004 Olympic Trials Marathon
  • 5th Overall - 2002 Broad Street Run (10 miler)
  • 9th Overall - 2001 Philadelphia Distance Run (half-marathon)
Collegiate (Virginia Tech):
  • 2-Time All-Atlantic 10 All-Conference XC Team
  • 1997 and 1998 Atlantic 10 10Km Champion (Outdoor Track)
  • 1996 Atlantic 10 5Km Champion (Outdoor Track)
  • 1995 Atlantic 10 5Km Champion (Indoor Track)
  • Member of U.S. National T&F Team (1994 World Junior XC Championships)
High School (Athens HS):
  • 9-Time WV State Champion
  • High School All-American (Cross-Country)
  • WV State Record - 1 Mile Run
  • 1993 WV Track Athlete of the Year

Personal Records

800m 1:54.34

1500m 3:49.23

1 Mile 4:04.33 (Indoor)

3Km 8:14.97

5Km 13:54.47

10Km 29:37

10 Mile 47:40

Half-Marathon 1:05:42

Marathon 2:20:12