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Josh Kerr
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Kerr at the 2019 Millrose Games
Personal information
Born 8 October 1997 (1997-10-08) (age 23)
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Education University of New Mexico
Sport
Country  Great Britain
Sport athletics
Event(s) 1500 metres, mile
College team New Mexico Lobos
Club Brooks Beasts TC
Edinburgh AC
Coached by David Campbell
(–2015)
Mark Pollard (2015)
Joe Franklin
(2015–2018)
Danny Mackey
(2018–)
Achievements and titles
World finals 2017
1500 m, 34th (h)
2019
1500 m, 6th
Personal best(s)

Josh Kerr (born 8 October 1997) is a British and Scottish middle-distance runner who competes primarily in the 1500 metres. He won a gold medal at the 2015 European Junior Championships. Kerr won the Bronze medal in the 1500 metres at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Kerr represented Great Britain at the 2017 World Championships but did not reach the semifinals. At the 2019 World Championships, he reached the final and took a finish of 6th place. In the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Kerr claimed Bronze in the 1,500m with a PB time, narrowly missing out on the silver medal position.

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Great Britain
2015 European Junior Championships Eskilstuna, Sweden 1st 1500 m 3:49.62
2016 World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 10th 1500 m 3:51.23
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 34th (h) 1500 m 3:47.30
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 6th 1500 m 3:32.52
2021 2020 Summer Olympics Tokyo, Japan 3rd 1500 m 3:29.05

Personal bests

Outdoor

  • 800 metres – 1:46.06 (Portland 2019)
  • 1500 metres – 3:29.05 (Tokyo 2021)
  • 3000 metres – 8:35.15 (Bedford 2014)
  • 5000 metres – 13:28.66 (Los Angeles 2019)

Indoor

  • 800 metres – 1:47.37 (Glasgow 2019)
  • 1500 metres – 3:35.72 (Birmingham 2019)
  • One mile – 3:53.65 (New York 2019)
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