By Lesley Chang

Joe Davies ran yesterday in the 2k but today, he ran the 5k and came in third, beating out many of the other runners. The best part? He’s only 9 years old. He participated last year and his mother, Gwendolyn Kennedy realized just how spirited a runner he was.

“The Whistler Olympic Park is a great location for runners,” says his mother, Gwendolyn. As for Joe? He’s already looking forward to running next year and winning the race.

Congratulations, Joe! We look forward to having you again next year!