Who is Josh Kerr's fiancée Larimar Rodriguez? | The Sun

GREAT Britain’s Josh Kerr is riding high after taking home gold in the 1500 metres at the Athletics World Championships.

On the sidelines cheering him on was his supportive family anddevoted fiancée Larimar Rodriguez.

Who is Josh Kerr?

Hailing from Scotland, Josh began running when he was eight-years-old having joined Edinburgh Athletics Club.

Pursuing his athletics dreams he left home at 17 and moved to the US to attend the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque.

In 2018, Kerr broke the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletics Association) 1500m record and went on to become a professional athlete.

At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, he took home bronze in the 1500 meters.

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But Kerr is now a global champ after scooping the gold medal in the 1500 meters at the Athletics World Championships.

Paying tribute to his supportive fiancée and his family, he told BBC Sport: "This is a lot for our family and they've put a lot of time, effort and money in to me.

"I just couldn't be prouder to represent the Kerr family name today.

"I gave it everything for them, myself and my fiancee. This is the life I want to lead for them.

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"They've given me so much and it was nice to pay that back a little bit today."

Meanwhile, fans will also notice that Kerr is never without his trademark Oakley sunglasses, after landing a lucrative deal with the brand.

"I was a bit apprehensive initially [about racing in sunglasses] … but it makes me very laser focused, because nobody can see my eyes, especially in the [pre-race] call-room," he told The Telegraph. "It’s fantastic. Someone was [once] swearing at me, 'Are you looking at me?' and I was like, 'I’m not sure, mate, you don’t know where my eyes are looking'.

"It’s a very intimidating thing for people. So it’s a nice little thing up my sleeve. I’ve got the gold ones for the final, so they will be looking cool.’

Who is Josh Kerr's fiancée Larimar Rodriguez?

When Kerr isn't busy competing on the track or training for his next tournament, he takes time out with his fiancée Larimar Rodriguez.

In December 2021 he shared the exciting news that he had popped the question with two sweet photos of the pair.

The excited athlete wrote the caption: "I couldn’t wait any longer, I’m so excited for our future", alongside a heart and ring emoji.

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