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Joshua Cassidy

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.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

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.

PERSONAL

Cassidy 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

 

Event 
Season 
Mark 
Meet 
Location 
Date 
100 MetreOutdoor15.28Sydney Track ClassicSydney2012-02-18
400 MetreOutdoor48.31LA- SM RollstuhlsportArbon2015-06-07
800 MetreOutdoor1:35.72Schweizer Meisterschaften RollstuhlsportArbon2010-06-27
1500 MetreOutdoor2:55.73Bahnmeeting ArbonArbon2010-06-24
3000 MetreOutdoor6:36.07Diamond League - ZurichZurich2014-08-28
5000 MetreOutdoor9:55.13Bahnmeeting ArbonArbon2010-06-24
10000 MetreOutdoor19:51.54Schweizer Meisterschaften RollstuhlsportArbon2010-06-27
10 kmRoad20:27.70IWAS 10km World ChampionshipsAl-Ain2010-02-06
Half MarathonRoad43:57.00BUPA Great North RunNewcastle Upon Tyne2011-09-18
MarathonRoad1:18:25.00Boston MarathonBoston2012-05-14

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We did it again!! Back to Back competitions... 🚨NEW CANADIAN RECORD🚨 Heres my 5th round 18.58m PB. Huge thanks to @arizonathrows for hosting two awesome competitions and to @EverythingTF for providing me with a new shot to continue to throw far! @athleticscanada @richard_parkinson33 @globalthrowing @athleticsont #teamcanada🇨🇦 #shotput #throwernation #trusttheprocess #MFathletics #globalthrowing #unsigned #nobrand
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I'm not sure if you could tell from yesterday's caption, but I was trying very hard to play it cool. In reality, not only am I extremely uncool but it turns out that the result of the race meant so much to me that I made this face when I crossed the finish line 😝
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I'm very grateful to get the win and the IAAF World Championship standard! Thank you to @usatf for putting on another great meet and also to the state of California for existing.
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