Joel Hodgson

Joel Hodgson is currently preparing to represent Belize in the 400m event at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this year.

26 year-old Joel was raised in Dunbartonshire, Scotland after leaving Belize at the age of 4 with his adoptive parents.

In the film below Joel visits his old primary school and answers some questions from the pupils there.

Joel who currently works for a law firm in London also talks about his move to the city in 2009 and his experience of becoming homeless there.

Commonwealth Class: Joel Hodgson

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