Josh Kalapos Elevated to B.A.A. High Performance Team

May 8, 2024

As a member of the B.A.A. Racing Team, finished 17th place at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials – Marathon

BOSTON /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that Josh Kalapos has been elevated to the B.A.A. High Performance Team. A member of the B.A.A.’s Racing Team since 2022, Kalapos will now join the professional group following a breakthrough 17th place showing at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon in February.

“I’m incredibly thankful for the opportunity to join the B.A.A. High Performance Team,” said Kalapos. “In the past two years, I was fortunate to be able to train with such a great group where I could push myself and become confident in taking running to the next level. I’m excited for what’s to come and for myself to continue to represent the B.A.A.”

A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a Somerville resident, Kalapos was the highest Team B.A.A. finisher at this year’s Marathon Trials in Orlando, running a lifetime best of 2:14:26. That mark was more than a three minute, 30 second improvement upon his previous marathon best (2:18:00, 2022 Berlin Marathon, where he qualified for the Trials). In recent years, Kalapos has trained alongside fellow B.A.A. High Performance Team marathoner Matt McDonald.

“We are excited to welcome Josh to the B.A.A. High Performance Team and look forward to guiding his professional career over the next few years,” said Mark Carroll, B.A.A. High Performance Team head coach and two-time Olympic marathoner for Ireland.

Racing locally, Kalapos placed third at the 2023 New Bedford Half Marathon in a lifetime best 1:05:46 and third at the 2023 Lone Gull 10K in 29:59, also a personal best. In college he was the 2019 University Athletic Association champion at the 5,000-meters indoors.

The B.A.A.’s High Performance team supports runners on their way towards making international teams, with the goal of competing at the highest level: the Olympic Games, World Athletics Championships, and Abbott World Marathon Majors. The B.A.A. is sponsored by adidas, which provides comprehensive support for the organization’s High Performance team, running club, and mass-participatory events.

Personal bests for Josh Kalapos can be found below, along with a complete list of B.A.A. High Performance Team members.

Josh Kalapos

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Residence: Somerville, MA

College: Carnegie Mellon University

Personal Bests:

3,000 meters (indoors) – 8:29.18

5,000m (outdoors) – 14:33.88

10K: 29:59

Half Marathon – 1:05:46

Marathon – 2:14:26

Favorite Race Distance: Marathon

B.A.A. Member since 2022

B.A.A High Performance Team Roster:

Eric Hamer

Bethany Hasz

Megan Hasz

Josh Kalapos

Barry Keane

Matt McDonald

Annie Rodenfels

Abbey Wheeler


Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A. manages the Boston Marathon, and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round programming. The 129th Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 21, 2025. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, along with international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org.


Chris Lotsbom

Director of Race Communications & Media