Black History in Motion: From Common Ground to Commonwealth Gold

Wednesday 20 October 2021

Reuben Arthur (born 12 October 1996) is a British male track and field sprinter who specialises in the 100 metres. He was a relay gold medallist with England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, leading off the team of Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty, and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey.


He will be speaking at the University of Kent on the 20th October in honour of Black History Month about his own personal journey and the challenges he has overcome before winning a Gold medal for Britain in the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

Born in Islington, London, he represented Great Britain in age category competitions, including the World Youth Championships in Athletics, World Junior Championships in Athletics, European Athletics Junior Championships and European Athletics U23 Championships. He won his first international medal at the 2017 European Athletics U23 Championships, taking a silver with the 4 × 100 metres relay team including Theo Etienne, Kyle de Escofet and Ojie Edoburun.

He joined Enfield and Haringey Athletic Club and worked with coaches Edwin Stevens and Jonas Dodoo. He went on to study at Goldsmiths, University of London and won the British Universities 100m title in 2017

This is an online event. Access to Microsoft Teams is required and all attendees will be emailed the joining instructions in advance.