Striding For A Better You.

Regardless of your experience or ability it is our goal to help you reach your fitness goals. For some that may be to walk 1-Mile while for others it may be to finish an Ironman or 100-Mile run.

We look forward to fitting you into the best possible shoes for your foot and fitness needs.  All of our associates are trained in Video Gate Analysis and will film you running in a variety of shoes to help you find those that fit your stride. We are all runners and know how important it is for you to feel great in all of your training and racing shoes and will help you with all of your running needs.

Mile 26 Sports was founded by Josh Spiker in February, 2015 after Josh bought Tri Running (which was started by local Ironman triathlete Brian Smallwood.)


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Josh Spiker - Owner
Josh started running when he was 6 years old with the Ventura Tigres youth track club and fell in love with the sport. He is both an RRCA and USATF certified coach and was a former Division 1 NCAA All-Amercian and Olympic Trials qualifier.  After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 2005 Josh ran for New Balance before moving back to Ventura to buy Inside Track Running Company which he owned for just over three years before selling. He then focused on event directing and coaching and worked part time at Tri Running. In 2015 he bought Tri Running and changed the name to Mile 26 Sports. 

As an athlete Josh was a California State High School Champion in the 3200 meters, a High School All American, a NCAA D1 All American, a Verizon Academic All American, an Olympic Trials Qualifier (did not get to compete because of surgery), an Ironman Finisher, and a Marathon winner (Carlabad Marathon).  He is currently the owner of Mile26 Sports, M26 Fitness and Vendurance Sports where his team helps produce and time 30+ races a year.  His love for the sport of running and encouraging people to get out and be active has shaped the way he lives.

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