Josh Thompson

Birthday: 05/09/93 Mile PR: 3:52.49 (indoors) - 2023
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:34.77 (indoors) - 2020
High School: Moapa Valley HS (NV) '11
Hometown: Logandale, NV
College: Glendale CC / Oklahoma State '17
Current Residence: Hillsboro, OR

Josh Thompson, in February 2023, won the USA Indoor 1500m (3:42.10 in Albuquerque, 4959ft), but was later DQed for impeding a competitor's progress.

He competed in the 2022 World Championships 1500m final, finishing 12th (3:35.57), and earlier in March, also placed 12th in the World Indoor Championships (3:44.48).

In 2020, Thompson won the USA Indoor 1500m title, clocking 3:44.07 at altitude in Albuquerque, NM, and in 2019, he won the Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile in 3:58.39.

As an Oklahoma State senior in 2017, he finished 6th in the NCAA Indoor Mile and 4th outdoors in the 1500.

In February 2016, Josh became the first Nevada native to run a Mile in under 4 minutes, clocking 3:58.33 indoors at the University of Washington’s Husky Classic.

At Moapa Valley High School, he lead the cross country team to two Nevada state titles as well as winning two 3200m state titles.

FUN FACT: He was also a member of the state championship basketball team, and at 5'9", could dunk the basketball.

FUN FACT II: The Eagle Scout spent two years (2013-14) on a Mormon mission in Nicaragua.

Photo credit: Kevin Morris



Hoare to defend men’s Rudin Wanamaker Mile

January 11, 2023

Commonwealth Games champion to face formidable international field on Saturday, February 11 at the 115th Millrose Games; NBC live broadcast from 4:00pm to 6:00pm EST

From Millrose Games

The 115th Millrose Games will take place on Saturday, February 11th, exactly one month from today, at the...

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Wightman upsets Ingebrigtsen for World 1500m gold

July 19, 2022

“Even when I was coming down the home straight I felt strong, but Jakob is a beast and I never knew if he was going to come past.”

By Jess Whittington for World Athletics

Great Britain’s Jake Wightman stunned the Olympic champion, the defending world champion and himself at the World...

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Focus on the U.S. Men’s 1500 Scene

April 02, 2021

Whoever shows up on the starting line at Hayward Field, rest assured the guys will put on a great show at the U.S. Olympic Trials

By Jeff Hollobaugh, Track & Field News

It's not outlandish to project that one of the most-anticipated events at June’s U.S. Olympic Trials will be the men’s 1500....

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McGee, Thompson Win Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile

August 17, 2019

24th edition awards $16,000 prize purse; fourth stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 presented by Running Warehouse

By Barbara Huebner for Falmouth Road Race

FALMOUTH, Mass. – On a picture perfect Saturday evening on Cape Cod, Josh Thompson and Cory McGee kicked their way to victories in the...

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Meet The Most Interesting Man in NCAA Running: Josh Thompson

February 27, 2016

He’s 5’9″, can dunk a basketball and in one year has gone from 4:17 to the #3 DMR time in NCAA history

By Jonathan Gault,

When the Oklahoma State men tied the #3 time in NCAA history in the distance medley relay at Saturday’s Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame, they did so not...

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MVHS Alum Breaks 4 Minute Mile

February 24, 2016

Josh Thompson the first athlete ever from the state of Nevada to run a sub-4 Mile

By Maggie McMurray, Moapa Valley Progress

A Moapa Valley High School alumnus and track star recently became the first athlete ever from the state of Nevada to run a Mile in under 4 minutes.

Josh Thompson, who...

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