Trials Competitor Cox A Victim Of Car Jacking Attempt

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jan. 13, 2012
  • Updated Jan. 13, 2012 at 9:05 AM UTC
Josh Cox is safe, but frazzled after an attempted car jacking. Photo:

It happened just as he arrived in Houston.

Josh Cox is safe, but frazzled after an attempted car jacking. Photo:

American marathon and ultra marathon champion Josh Cox didn’t come to Houston to file a police report. Unfortunately, according to the Web site, the U.S. 50K record holder Tweeted that someone tried to steal his car while he was in it.

“A guy just tried to car jack us. Walked up to the window w/ his hand in his jacket,” Cox penned. “We nearly ran him over, he hopped in his car chased us. He swerved at us, turned on his interior lights, signaled us to pull over-screaming, waving arms. We floored it, called 911.Welcome to Houston?”

Cox is hoping to be one of three Americans who will represent their country at the upcoming 2012 London Olympic Games this summer. Apparently, the attempted car jacking took place near Bush International airport.

“Definitely on the insane side of things,” he wrote. “Here’s hoping for a less eventful next couple of days! Heart rate went through the roof! Thankfully, everyone is fine.”

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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