Profile Picture Tom Bosworth

Tom Bosworth grew up in Sevenoaks, Kent and started athletics aged 11 at his home club Tonbridge AC. He moved to Leeds aged 19 to attend Leeds Beckett University and train fulltime as a race walker. Tom made his senior England international debut at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. After missing out on the qualifying time for the London Olympics and overcoming his own mental health battles, Tom has competed at every major championship from the Olympics, World, and Europeans since 2014.

In 2015, he became the first openly gay track and field athlete and has since worked with charities to help raise the awareness of LGBTQIA+ equality in sport and famously proposed to his fiancé Harry Dineley on the beach at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Tom captained the England Athletics team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, before going on to compete again for the Red Roses at the Commonwealths in 2022. He walked his final race this summer at Tonbridge AC ending his career where it began as both British and World Record Holder.