Participants

Josh GRIFFITHS

Josh GRIFFITHS
    Athletics
Birth Date:  03 Nov 1993
Place of Birth:  SWANSEA
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  24
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  170
Weight (Kg):  56

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's Marathon 15

Josh GRIFFITHS - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sun, 15 Apr 8:15
Gold Medal Event Men's Marathon Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Men's Marathon 39 2:20:06

Nickname: J Griff (Athlete, Sept 2017)
Hobbies

Playing the online game FIFA, drinking coffee and watching TV show Suits (Athlete, Sept 2017)


Occupation: Athlete
Education: Sport coaching at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales
Languages spoken: Welsh, English
Coach

PERSONAL: Self-coached (Athlete, Sept 2017)


Other sports

Football for a Welsh league youth academy (Athlete, Sept 2017)


Reason: Started competing aged 14 after watching Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. (Athlete, Sep 2017)
Ambition: Place as high as possible at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and continue working hard towards Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (Athlete, Sep 2017)
Memorable: Being fastest British athlete at 2017 London Marathon and competing at London 2017 World Championships. (Athlete, Sept 2017)
Hero: Former French footballer Thierry HENRY, Ethiopian Olympic champion and world record holder Kenenisa BEKELE (Athlete, Sept 2017)
Ritual: Salmon and rice for breakfast, then listen to music. (Athlete, Sept 2017)
Additional information

METEORIC RISE
A surprise first British finisher at 2017 London Marathon, post-race plans were changed with media responsibilities while wearing borrowed trousers and shirt bought from merchandise stand. "These guys came running up to me and before I knew it I was on the BBC with (presenter) Gabby Logan. I’d arranged to meet my stepdad and brother in a coffee shop but then I was given a police escort back to the river, put on a boat with the elite athletes going to a hotel and told I was needed at a presentation. The company was amazing - you feel like you shouldn’t really be there. Abel KIRUI (KEN) is one side of you, Kenenisa BEKELE (ETH) is the other side, and you are thinking, 'What on earth is going on?’? (telegraph.co.uk, 29 Apr 2017)

MARATHON DEBUT
London Marathon in April 2017 was his debut in the event. In second marathon at London 2017 World Championships he finished 39th. (iaag.org, Sep 2017, bbc.com, 1 Aug 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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