Bosworth in training for Commonwealth Games 2010
|Birth name||Thomas Stewart Bosworth|
|Full name||Tom Bosworth|
17 January 1990|
|Country||England, United Kingdom|
|College team||Leeds Beckett Uni|
|Coached by||Andi Drake (Peter Selby)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||1:20:13 for 20k|
Thomas Stewart "Tom" Bosworth (born 17 January 1990) is a British race walker who holds the World Record for the 1Mile race walk. He also holds British records for walking 3 km, 5 km, 10 km and 20 km. He is currently ranked 1st overall in the UK for 20 km. He set the 20 km British record in Dudince, Slovakia in March 2016 to better a 20 km race walk mark set by Ian McCombie in 1988 clocking 80:41 taking 81 seconds off McCombie’s record, which was set just over a year before Bosworth was even born. He is the British Record Holder for the 10k race walk, 39:36, set in 2015 along with the 5000m race walk, 18:39.47, set in Sheffield at the 2017 British indoor team trials to qualify for the European Indoor Championships.
|1 Mile race walk||5:31.08||London, United Kingdom||9 July 2017||World Best|
|3000 metres race walk||10:30.28 i||Glasgow, United Kingdom||25 February 2018||Indoor World Best|
|5000 metres race walk||18:28.70 i||Birmingham, United Kingdom||18 February 2018||Indoor|
|10 Kilometres race walk||39:36.00||Coventry, United Kingdom||1 March 2015|
|20 Kilometres race walk||1:20:13.00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||19 August 2016|
Bosworth came out as gay on the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show on 13 October 2015. In the interview he explained that his family, friends and fellow sports athletes had known that he was gay for a number of years and the coming out was to a wider audience to answer lingering questions from fans and to be himself. In the interview he told the BBC that he had been in "a really happy relationship" for the last four-and-a-half years. He proposed to and was accepted by his now-fiancé, Harry Dineley on Copacabana Beach during the Rio Olympics.
- IAAF Athlete Profile Tom Bosworth
- "Tom Bosworth: British Olympics hopeful comes out as gay". BBC Sport. 13 October 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
- "Tom Bosworth & partner Harry Dineley". Tom Bosworth Instagram Account. 13 October 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
- Hunt, Elle (16 August 2016). "Olympic marriage proposals continue with Tom Bosworth popping question to boyfriend" – via The Guardian.
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