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Josh Kerr
Brooks Athlete

Josh Kerr

Josh signed with Brooks in 2018 as a 3-time NCAA Champion out of the University of New Mexico. The Edinburgh, Scotland, native medaled in his Olympic debut, claiming a bronze in the Tokyo men’s 1500m with a blistering time of 3:29.05. He went on to win the 2023 World Championships at 1500m, the 2024 World Indoor Championships at 3000m, and is the European Indoor Mile Record Holder.

Josh Kerr smiling in headshot

Lightning Round

What’s your favorite pre-race music?

Hardcore rap.

What’s your favorite track in the world and why?

I love the track in St. Moritz (Switzerland), it has a beautiful backdrop at a great altitude.

Any special lacing tricks for your shoes?

I like to slide the laces into the shoe, double secure.

What’s your go-to pre-race meal? How about post-race meal?

Pre-race is always the same. Some gluten-free pancakes with Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and some berries! Post-race is just finding somewhere late night with family and friends.

If you could do one thing in life better, what would it be?

I definitely want to get better at languages. My biggest hobby right now is trying to learn Spanish!

In his own words

“My favorite memory from Tokyo was coming down the homestretch of the 1500m final. I ran the best race of my life on the biggest stage, in the fastest Olympic 1500m to date, and I accomplished exactly what I said I would do, which was to run in the Olympic final for a medal.”

Josh Kerr with a Tokyo Olympic medal
Josh Kerr during a race
Josh Kerr celebrating after a race
Josh Kerr on the track
Close-up of Josh Kerr

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Josh Kerr with Brooks shoes around his neck after a race
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