Joe Grant

Joe Grant

About Joe Grant: 

I was born on May 24th, 1983 in Oxford, England. 

My primary sport is long distance mountain running. I also ride, climb, ski and generally just like exploring wild places self-powered. 

I’ve been racing ultras for close to a decade

I got into what I do because I enjoy moving through wild places self-propelled.  

What I enjoy most about my sport is moving simply and freely in the mountains.  

Favorite place to adventure: I love where I live, scrambling in the flatirons or being in the Indians Peaks or Rocky Mountain National Park. I’m very fortunate to have such spectacular places to explore near my home in Colorado. 

My biggest accomplishment most recently riding the Colorado Trail Race from Durango to Denver was a great experience.  

My special talent is that I’m bilingual in French and English.  

This year I’ve been listening to a lot of Adrian Younge and Robert Glasper.  

Favorite movie is Fruitvale Station was a really powerful film.  

The biggest Inspiration to me is Authentic self-expression. Wild landscapes.  

My philosophy of life is “To lead an examined life”.  

I’d like to give a shout out to Derek Palmer for roasting the bean and getting this all started. The good folks at Reeb and Oskar Blues for supporting my shenanigans, Chad Melis, Chris Sulfrian, Tim Moore. Thanks guys! 

My favorite Hotbox Roasters Coffee is Frank Sumatra or Kenya Dig It brewed on the stovetop espresso maker at home or on the aeropress on the road. 

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Hometown: Oxford, England

Resides in: Gold Hill, ColoRADo                                       

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