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Josh Kerr

The 1,500M WORLD CHAMP! Brooks Beast, Josh Kerr delivered the race of his life in a fast race to become the 2023 World Athletics Champion. After such a commanding performance, you just have to #believethehype.

Close up photo of Josh Kerr right after his race

The Story of the Race

Josh hit the lead with 200 metres to go, which was rebuffed by pre-race favourite Ingebrigtsen with both runners neck and neck as they entered the last 100 metres. Kerr pulled away over the last 50 metres to take the victory.

“I knew I was capable of a world championship gold medal and with 50m to go I kind of broke him. It was just about holding form at that point. Quick cadence.”


2023 World Athletics Champion

“It’s been a long time coming. It's quite an overwhelming experience. I’m so proud of myself. I’m so proud of my team and my family. They got me here.”

Josh Kerr standing with medal around his neck

Lightning Round

How did you start running?

I started at 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.

Off the track

Josh works with the Brooks Booster Club helps young runners find their stride.

In his own words

Take a look inside Josh's life as a pro runner. Spoiler alert: there's a lot of running footage.

Josh Kerr on racetrack

Josh's go-to gear