Josh Kerr’s 2022 season got off to a brilliant start. The British middle-distance runner, who was born in Edinburgh, set a new British and European indoor mile record in February in Boston. But the accomplishment was even more impressive: With his time of 3:48.87, he not only broke the European mile record, set in 1983, he also set a British 1500m record en route to the finish line. Longines is delighted to announce that this talented runner is part of its Longines 2022 Commonwealth Games Team and looks forward to timing every breathtaking step in Birmingham.
At home on the Commonwealth Games stage
Josh Kerr has been distinguishing himself on middle-distance tracks since 2015, when he won gold at the European Junior Championships and he has moved from strength to strength, capturing a bronze medal in Tokyo in the summer of 2021 in a field that included the world’s best runners. While best known for his successes in 1500 metre and one-mile events, the Edinburgh native also competes at the 800-metre, 3000-metre and 5000 metre distances. Although Josh now trains in Seattle, Washington (USA), he is looking forward to representing Great Britain and Scotland at the World Championships and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
New records in Birmingham ?
2022 has already been a memorable year for Josh Kerr. Setting a European and a national record at two different distances in the same event is a remarkable feat. When he steps onto the track at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the world is sure to take notice of this superb runner who continues to demonstrate that he is at the peak of his powers. Longines’ timekeepers will be keeping one eye on the track and another on the record book.
Josh Kerr is celebrated not only for his athletic prowess but also for his mental strength and discipline, a combination that ensures that he is prepared for each challenge he faces when he takes his place at the starting line.
Josh Kerr: “Proud to be a member of the Longines family”
Josh is pleased to be part of the Longines 2022 Commonwealth Games Team. He says, “Longines is associated with excellence in timing and I am proud and excited to become the newest member of the Longines family.” The feeling is mutual!
As the Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Longines will continue to support talented athletes like Josh, who create great moments in sporting history and raise the excitement level each time they compete.