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Josh Ordway

Year Inducted: 2018



Personal Records:
3K Steeplechase - 8:57

5K - 14:20

10K - 29:53

Half-Marathon - 1:03:39

Marathon - 2:15:39


Josh has excelled at the sport of running from middle school through high school and college, and then toeven greater heights at the post college road racing level.

High School

He captured an Ohio High School Athletic Association cross country title his senior year (1998) running for Holgate HS. But that is only part of his high school success story.


Josh went to the OHSAA State Championship meet seven times as an individual. His freshman year: placed 8th in cross country and 6th in the 3200 in track … his sophomore year: placed 4th in cross country and 3rd in the 3200 in track … his junior year: placed 3rd in cross country and 2nd in the 3200 in track … his senior year: placed 1st in cross country and was part of the 4x800 relay team for his school which went to state in track.

Josh had an in-season injury (his first ever injury) his senior year in track, which kept him from being able to train up to the fitness level he needed to go to state an 8th time as an individual.

While attending Princeton University (1999-2003) in New Jersey, Josh ran cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track all four years. He was named All-East in the Steeplechase his senior year (2003).


Road Racing
While attending medical school at Wright State University and as a member of the Columbus Running Company Racing Team, Josh took his running to another level as he started focusing on longer races. He has continued to excel at winning races and
accolades to the present day. The following presents a partial list of some of his best performances:

2005 Parkersburg Half-marathon - 1st American - 1:07:37)

2005 Columbus Marathon - (2:24:33 in his debut at the distance)

2006 Austin Marathon (2:15:39)

2006 Chicago Marathon (2:17:13)

2007 Parkersburg Half-marathon (1st American - 1:07:07)
2008 Columbus Marathon (1st overall - 2:23:03)

2010 Houston Marathon (2nd American - 2:16:52)

2013 Columbus Marathon (1st American - 2:22:46)

2014 Air Force Half-marathon (1st overall - 1:07:17 - course record)


Josh has ran in two US Olympic Marathon Trials. In the 2007 USOMT in New York City he ran 2:18:10. Then, in 2012 he ran a 2:19:22 at the USOMT in Houston, Texas. Josh is currently training to qualify for the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta.


Closer to home, Josh is one of only a select few who have won the Dayton River Corridor Classic half-marathon three or more times in its 42 year history. Josh won the DRCC three years in a row. In 2006, he ran 1:07:12. In 2007, he finished in 1:06:50. Then, in 2008, he took his third straight win with a time of 1:11:58. In 2009, Josh placed a close second attempting to gain his
forth consecutive victory.

Josh’s PR’s include:
3K Steeplechase = 8:57 at the IC4A Championships in 2003
5K = 14:20 at the Coughlin Fast 5K in 2014
10K = 29:53 at the Hillsdale Gina Relays in 2006
Half-marathon = 1:03:39 at the 3MHalf in 2006
Marathon = 2:15:39 at the Austin Marathon in 2006


Josh is a practicing physician and currently lives in Springboro, Ohio with his wife Megan and their young daughter Reese. Plus, a second young Ordway baby is on the way in the near future.

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