Jonathan Edwards' extraordinary achievements on the track have earned him a place in history as one of the World's greatest and best loved athletes. After a 15-year career, Jonathan made his last competitive triple jump at the World Athletics Championships in Paris in 2003, signifying the end of an era for British Athletics. He now concentrates on his media work, corporate commitments and is a motivational speaker of the highest calibre.
Background and Career
Jonathan first made the record books in 1995 when he set a devastating World Record at the World Championships in Gothenburg with an amazing jump of 18.29m; no one has even come close to this distance.
Throughout a glittering career, there were few titles that Jonathan did not win. At the end of the Olympic Games in Sydney 2000 that he achieved his ultimate goal of winning Gold with a leap of 17.77m – capturing the heart of the nation in the process, coming home to a hero's welcome.