Minneapolis/St. Paul – March 17, 2015 – Team USA Minnesota has added Josh Dedering – a DIII standout runner who graduated from the University of Wisconsin–LaCrosse in 2014 – to its roster. He will focus on distances from the 10k up through the marathon.
At LaCrosse, Dedering was a cross country All-American, the WIAC Conference champion in the indoor 5k, and qualified for the DIII NCAA Nationals in the indoor 5k and outdoor 10k. During his collegiate career, he was the 2013 WIAC Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year, a three-time Capital One Academic All-American, and a six-time USTFCCCA Academic All-American. He has degrees in Sport Management and Business Administration.
After graduation, Dedering took to the roads and finished fifth at the Medtronic TC 10 Mile last October, won the Madison Half Marathon in November and the Fiesta Bowl Half Marathon in December. In January 2015, he ran a personal best of 1:03:31 at the USA Half Marathon Championships in Houston and obtained his 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier.