Josh Cassidy (wearing #22 helmet) at the start of the 2015 London Marathon
|Born||15 November 1984|
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Height||170 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
In 2010, Cassidy won the 2010 London Marathon with a time of 1:35:21 seconds. In 2012, he won the 2012 Boston Marathon wheelchair race with a time of 1:18:25, which is the fastest wheelchair marathon time ever recorded, though won't count as a world record due to the Boston Marathon course being ineligible for world records.
Cassidy represented Canada at the 2008 Summer Paralympics, finishing 10th in the 5000m, 12th in the 1500m, and 17th in the 800m. At the 2012 Summer Paralympics, Cassidy placed 12th in the marathon, 20th in the 5000m, 10th in the 1500m, and 5th in the 800m.
Josh Cassidy was born in Ottawa on November 15, 1984. He was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer in the spine and abdomen weeks after birth. He was given a very low chance of survival but was declared cancer-free after 5 years of remission, but it left his legs partially paralyzed. He is the oldest of ten children.
- "Josh Cassidy". Canadian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
- "Canada's Cassidy wins wheelchair race in London". CBC News. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. April 25, 2010. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
- "Kenya's Elisha Barno and Kenya's Brigid Kosgei win 2019 Los Angeles Marathon". Los Angeles Marathon. Los Angeles. 2019-03-24 – via 2019-03-24.
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