Birthdate : 15 November 1984
Birthplace : Canada
Hometown : Guelph
Language : English
Provincial affiliation : Athletics Ontario
Club : Ottawa Lions T.f.c.
Coach : Amanda Fader
Event specialization : Sprints, Middle Distance, Distance
One of Canada’s most successful international wheelchair racers, Josh Cassidy added three silver medals to his collection in 2015 at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. He was second in the T54 800m, 1500m and 5000m.
Cassidy was born in Ottawa and grew up living across Canada while his father worked in the military, until settling in Port Elgin, Ont. He grew up as the oldest of 10 children, and played sports from an early age. Cassidy’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 Cassidy to participate in wheelchair racing with his performances at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games.
Cassidy’s legs were partially paralyzed as a result of neuroblastoma in the spine/abdomen as an infant.
Rio 2016 is Cassidy’s third Paralympic Games appearance.
World’s fastest marathon - 1:18:25 (Boston 2012)…Canadian champion 25 times… Winner 2012 Boston Marathon, 2010 London Marathon and 2012 Chicago Marathon… 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games … 2006, 2011, 2013, 2015 IPC World Championships.
Cassidy graduated from Sheridan College with a BAA in Illustration… His other passion is working on his creative projects in art, music, and writing…
2015 Parapan Am Games 800m 2nd
|100 Metre||Outdoor||15.28||Sydney Track Classic||Sydney||2012-02-18|
|400 Metre||Outdoor||48.31||LA- SM Rollstuhlsport||Arbon||2015-06-07|
|800 Metre||Outdoor||1:35.72||Schweizer Meisterschaften Rollstuhlsport||Arbon||2010-06-27|
|1500 Metre||Outdoor||2:55.73||Bahnmeeting Arbon||Arbon||2010-06-24|
|3000 Metre||Outdoor||6:36.07||Diamond League - Zurich||Zurich||2014-08-28|
|5000 Metre||Outdoor||9:55.13||Bahnmeeting Arbon||Arbon||2010-06-24|
|10000 Metre||Outdoor||19:51.54||Schweizer Meisterschaften Rollstuhlsport||Arbon||2010-06-27|
|10 km||Road||20:27.70||IWAS 10km World Championships||Al-Ain||2010-02-06|
|Half Marathon||Road||43:57.00||BUPA Great North Run||Newcastle Upon Tyne||2011-09-18|