Clean Machine Athlete: John Joseph

Athlete Quick Stats

• Height: 5’9″
• Weight: 165 lbs

Contact John Joseph

Insta: @johnjosephcromag
Twitter: @jjcromag
Facebook: @john.joseph.739326

Upcoming Events

  • Ironman Cairns, Australia June 11th
  • Ironman World Championships Oct 14th; Kona Hawaii
  • Bloodclot U.S. National tour & record release July 14th-Aug 6th
  • Cro-Mags European Tour Nov 2017

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Meet John

John-Joseph-ironman-kona-2016Born in 1962 I came out a very turbulent childhood. Bad foster homes, the streets, juvenile correctional facilities and worse. I spent my teen years homeless on the Mean Streets of NYC and got caught up in the drug trade, spending 2 years in some of New York State’s most dangerous lock ups for drug dealing (’78- ’80). Sports and music have always been the thing that has pulled me out of tough situations and it was in 1980 that I got the gift of plant-based knowledge, yoga, martial arts, etc., and was able to turn the corner on all the bad stuff.

John-Joseph-bookAs I’m turning 55 this year I’m in the gym daily, training for Ironman Triathlons and touring constantly with the Cro-Mags and my new band Bloodclot. I haven’t eaten meat, fish, eggs etc. since 1981.

I’m also the author of two books; my memoir “The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon” and “Meat is for Pussies”. Book link:

These days when I’m not on tour or traveling the planet to race I mentor teens who are at risk or locked up as a way to pay it forward. I also volunteer with The Coalition for Healthy School Food and I’m one of their Guest Speakers at schools in the inner city.


John-Joseph-bike-TCMI am so glad to be a part of your amazing crew…. Team Clean Machine. I love all the products and actually have been a customer for two years. Point Blank – you guys effen rock! – John


7 Time Ironman

  • 2016 – Finisher Kona Ironman World Championships 2016
  • 2015 – Ironman All World Athlete 2015 Season – placing in the top 10% in my age group worldwide
  • In Movie: The Game Changers

Get inspired with John Joseph!

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• “Bhagavad Gita As it Is”
– A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
• “Finding Ultra” – Rich Roll
• “Thrive” Brendan Brazier
• “The Engine 2 Diet” Rip Esselstyn
• “The China Study”  Dr. Campbell
• “Story” Robert McKee
• “The War of Art” Steven Pressfield
• “The Four Agreements” don Miguel Ruiz 
• Earthlings
• The Future of Food
• Forks over Knives
• What the Health
• Cowspiracy
• The Game Changers (2018)
• Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
• Taxi Driver (just cuz)



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