Name: Tom Bosworth
Born: 17 January 1990, Sevenoaks, Kent
Sport: 20km Race Walk
Coach: Andi Drake
Tom is the fastest British race walker of all time and holds the British records at five distances and is the World Record holder over the one mile race walk.
5k Indoors 18:39.47
3000m Indoors 10:58.21
One Mile 5:31.08
2016 Olympian, 6th place in the 20km Race Walk
in Rio de Janeiro, in a British Record
5 times National 20km Race Walk Champion
(2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016)
2 times National 10km Race Walk Champion
5 times 5km National Race Walk Champion
(2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
2 times British Indoor 3km Race Walk Champion
25th at 2014 World Championships
12th at 2014 European Athletics Championships
11th at 2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi
Tom is the most successful British athlete of all time in his athletic discipline, the race walk, where he holds 5 British records, including the 20k record which he set when finishing 6th at the Rio Olympic Games, having entered the race ranked 37th in the world. Race walking is an event in which Britain has a rich history, and one that has seen British Olympic success in the past. Tom is very much putting the sport back into the public limelight, breaking records many of which were set before Tom was born. Tom made his junior debut as a Team GB athlete in 2009, progressing through to represent GB in the 2015 World Championships and the Rio Olympics. Tom won was once a trapeze artist in the circus, completed a post graduate certificate in Sports & Exercise Nutrition at Leeds Beckett, and is a qualified trampolining coach and sports masseur, he now trains full time at the National Race Walking Centre.
An engaging, open and honest character, Tom is an active campaigner on LGBT issues and talks about the struggles he faced during his childhood and the challenges an openly gay elite sports person faces in professional sport.
Tom is an Ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK and Athlete Ally. A regular on television and the radio, Tom actively campaigns on LGBT issues and his views have been sought by amongst others a Parliamentary Select Committee and the FA Premier League.