Josh Cassidy

Josh Cassidy

 

One of Canada’s most successful international wheelchair racers, Josh Cassidy added three silver medals to his collection in 2015 at the Parapan American Games in Toronto. He was second in the T54 800m 1500m, 5000m.

Cassidy was born in Ottawa, and grew up living across Canada while his father worked in the military until settling in Port Elgin, Ontario. He grew up as the oldest of 10 children, and played sports from an early age. Josh’s idol growing up was Patrick Roy. He learned how to adapt and play goalie in hockey, his number one love in sports.

Paralympian Jeff Adams inspired Josh to participate in wheelchair racing with his performances in the 2000 Paralympics. His legs were partially paralyzed as a result of neuroblastoma in the spine/abdomen as an infant.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

World’s fastest marathon - 1:18:25 (Boston 2012)…Canadian Champion 25 times… Winner 2012 Boston Marathon, 2010 London Marathon, & 2012 Chicago Marathon… 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games … 2006,2011, 2013, 2015 IPC World Championships.

PERSONAL

Josh graduated from Sheridan College with a BAA in Illustration… His other passion is working on his creative projects in art, music, and writing…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Parapan Am Games 800m 2nd
2015 Parapan Am Games 1500m 2nd
2015 Parapan Am Games 5000m 2nd
2014 Commonwealth Games 1500m 4th
2013 World Championships 10000m 3rd
2012 Boston Marathon 1st
2012 Chicago Marathon 1st
2012 Paralympic Games 800m 5th
2010 Commonwealth Games 1500m 3rd
2010 London Marathon 1st
2008 Paralympic Games 5000m 10th

 

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthletics800m - Mensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthletics5000m - Mensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthletics1500m - Mensilver

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Athletics 800m - Men 20
2016 Rio Paralympics Athletics 1500m - Men 12
2016 Rio Paralympics Athletics 5000m - Men 10
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 5000m - Men 20
2012 London Paralympics Athletics Marathon - Men 12
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 800m - Men 5
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 1500m - Men 10
2008 Beijing Paralympics Athletics 800m - Men 17
2008 Beijing Paralympics Athletics 1500m - Men 12
2008 Beijing Paralympics Athletics 5000m - Men 10
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics 800m - Men 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics 1500m - Men 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics 5000m - Men 2