Josh Kerr

Competitive, Olympic Runner

Albuquerque, New Mexico

josh kerr portraitHi! I’m Josh Kerr. I was born in the Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland on October 8th, 1997. I lived out all of my high school days in Scotland with my parents and brother, Jake, who is now a professional rugby player for the Leicester Tigers. In 2015 and at the age of 17, I was recruited to run track and cross country at The University of New Mexico. Without ever having visited New Mexico, or even the U.S. for that matter, I packed my belongings and signed my Letter of Intent for the next four years.

New Mexico quickly became home, and after a year of running with my new team, I was able to claim the NCAA Mile title at the Indoor Championships in 2017. This set the tone and expectations for the rest of my collegiate career, where I went on to win two more NCAA Mile titles and set the 1500m Collegiate record in 2018.

At this point in my career, I made the decision to turn professional early. I was approached by Danny Mackey, a coach that I trusted and was excited to work with. I felt confident that signing with Brooks and training with the Beasts was the best next move in heightening my career. In my first year as a professional, I was able to finish 6th at the 2019 World Championships in Doha. I continue to be a part of the Beasts today, training in both Albuquerque and Seattle. Being just over a second from medaling at a major championship has motivated me to focus on the details and the extra 1% that I can do each day to achieve my goals. This includes supplementing my diet with NOW® products that allow me to get nutrition quicker, easier, and cleaner.

Accomplishments

josh kerr casual2x NCAA Indoor Mile Champion 2017/2018

1x NCAA Outdoor 1500m Champion 2017

NCAA 1500m Record Holder 2018

World Championships 1500m 6th Place 2019

Indoor Scottish 1500m Record Holder