So how fast is Josh?
Since signing with the Brooks Beasts in 2018, Josh has run the fastest indoor Mile and 1,500m ever by a British athlete running 3.48.87 for the mile and 3.32.86 for the 1,500m, claimed the British 1,500m title in 2021, and medalled in his Olympic debut, claiming a bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics men’s 1,500m with a blistering 3.29.05 the second fastest 1,500m time ever by a British athlete.
Off the track
Josh works with the Brooks Booster Club helping young runners find their stride.
“My favourite memory from Tokyo was coming down the home-stretch 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.”
How did you start running?
I started at a summer camp. I did as many sports as I could. Then other sports just kept dropping off and I was left with just running.
Which athletes or influential people do you look up to?
My brother, who is a professional rugby player. He has had so many injury problems that he never takes any game time for granted, it reminds me to do the same.
In his own words
Take a look inside Josh's life as a pro runner. Spoiler alert: there's a lot of running footage.
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