Updated February 14, 2023, with new photos.
Kyle Langford is an 800m specialist who races for Brooks Beasts TC and is coached by Danny Mackey, founding coach of the Brooks Beasts TC (founded in 2013).
Kyle Langford is a British runner who is best known for his 4th place in the London 2017 World Championships at 800 meters, where he came oh so close to a World Championships medal.
In 2013, Kyle took 3rd in the World Athletics Youth Championships, In 2014, Kyle and taking 8th in the World Juniors in 2014. In 2015, Kyle won the European Junior title at 800 meters and competed in the heats at the Beijing World Champs in 2015.
In 2017, Kyle Langford took 4th in the semi-finals in the 800m at the European Indoors, and then, took a brilliant 4th in the World Champs in London. In 2018, Kyle took the silver over 800m at the Commonwealth Games.
— Penn Relays (@pennrelays) April 30, 2022
The 2019 and 2022 World Champs were frustrating for Kyle, as he did not move on to the finals, but ended 2022 with a strong win and PB in Roverto! He also moved to Seattle, WA in the fall and is focused on competing well in Budapest! We thank Kyle for his answers and Jazmine Graham and Brooks PR for her help in expediting the interview.
Nice to end the season on a high💪 https://t.co/ssK05iK1YW
— Kyle langford (@KyleLangford_96) August 30, 2022
RunBlogRun, #1. What was your first experience in the sport of running?
Kyle Langford: My first experience was in high school my sports teacher asked me if I would like to run a cross country meet for school. I agreed, and ate two slices of pizza right before the race, around halfway I was leading and was being sick everywhere.
RunBlogRun, #2: What were your first experiences like in cross country?
Kyle Langford: I use to race cross country lots at the start of my running career but as I progressed up the age group the distances started becoming too long for me.
Very proud of my boyfriend @KyleLangford_96 ! Come into the shape of his life when it matters running a PB last week and then getting a bronze today. Praying we make our first senior team together🤞. You deserve to be at the worlds. My inspiration always✨ pic.twitter.com/WyeE35zmXj
— Ellie Baker (@EllieBaker1998) June 26, 2022
RunBlogRun, #3: How long does it take you to acclimatize to high altitude?
Kyle Langford: I usually don’t take too long to acclimatize to the altitude, if I’ve had a long travel like a long-haul flight that’s the bit that takes me a few days to get over.
RunBlogRun, #4: What is your favorite Netflix addiction?
Kyle Langford: I love watching series and currently watching breaking bad. Thought it was fitting considering I’m in Albuquerque.
RunBlogRun, #5: What is your favorite book?
Kyle Langford: A book I’ve recently enjoyed was a book called “never split the difference” by Chris Voss.
RunBlogRun, #6: Do you have a favorite quote?
Kyle Langford: I’m a big quote person, I have a whole notes page filled with quotes I love! I usually write a quote on a piece of paper and stick it on a wall wherever I am. I currently have the quote “If you think the price of winning is too high, wait until you get the bill from regret.”
RunBlogRun, #7: What are your goals for 2023?
Kyle Langford: My main goal is to win a medal at the world championships in Budapest that can set me up to get the gold in Paris!