On The Run: NCAA Mile Champion Josh Kerr | Ep. 75

Kirby Lee

NCAA mile and 1500m champion Josh Kerr of New Mexico joins Jojo and Kevin to discuss his approach to this weekend’s Mountain West Conference Championships, how his life has changed since he finished second at the Millrose Games, beating Edward Cheserek in the mile, following the collegiate scene growing up in Scotland, and choosing to attend New Mexico before he even visited the school. 

Josh also talks about improvements to his diet since his freshman year, what he’d still like to achieve in his college career, the collegiate mile record curse, and being left off Scotland’s Commonwealth Games team.  

Then, Jojo and Kevin give a brief recap of U.S. indoor championships and look ahead to the packed weekend of conference championships. 


Highlights:

3:00 - What races will Josh run this weekend at the Mountain West Conference Championships?

5:55 - How things changed for him after his performance at the Millrose Games

8:30 - What is it like to beat Edward Cheserek? How could the two match up this year?

11:45 - What did Josh know about the collegiate system before he came to the United States?

17:15 - “Living it up on the food” during his freshman year

19:30 - His pre-race steak dinner

25:00 - His reaction to not getting selected for Scotland’s team for the Commonwealth Games 

26:30 - What he took away from his experience at the world championships last summer

33:00 - Kevin and Jojo talk about the highlights from U.S. indoors and look ahead to conference championship weekend. 

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