Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards' extraordinary achievements on the track have earned him a place in history as one of the World's greatest and most loved athletes. After a career that spanned some 15 years, 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...
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, to date no one has even come close to this distance.

 

In a glittering career that has spanned some 15 years there are few titles that Jonathan did not win. However it was not until Sydney 2000 that Jonathan achieved his ultimate goal of winning Gold at the Olympics. He jumped 17.77 at the glittering event in Sydney and captured the heart of the nation to return home to a hero's welcome.

In 2002 Jonathan made the record books again and joined athletics' most elite club when he added the Commonwealth Gold to his medal collection, meaning that he became one of only of four athletes in the world who have held all four major titles (Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth) at one time.

A marvellous career on track has been equally matched by his accolades off track including the BBC's prestigious Sports Personality of the Year Award (95) and a CBE in the New Years Honours List 2000. In a reflection of his huge profile both as an athlete and as a role model, Jonathan has also achieved a great deal of success with carefully selected commercial partners including Ultralase, MG Rover and Engineering in the Olympics and in addition he currently enjoys fulfilling the prestigious role of Worldwide Ambassador for the Asics brand.

Jonathan has been firmly positioned as a key member of the 2012 bid team from the outset and has recently secured his continued involvement as the athlete member serving on the London 2012 Organising Committee Board from now until the games itself. His public positioning has cemented his profile as one of Britain's most eloquent and intellectual sporting speakers....

Jonathan has been required to take to the stage at countless high profile media gatherings. He is an accomplished, controlled and comfortable speaker. He was our secret ticket during the final push in Singapore as he was rehearsed and ready to replace any of the speakers in the event of a problem - including Lord Coe himself.

Jonathan is an experienced and professional speaker. He is relaxed, natural and confident when he presents. Eloquent and concise Jonathan is clear and controlled. He attacks his addresses with a focused and intelligent style.

Jonathan offers a specific presentation on the 'Business of the Bid' As an integral member of the bid team he offers behind the scenes information on the construction and implementation of the bid effort. The key focus areas, the leadership and the teamwork required for success. Jonathan is passionate about everything the 2012 games will do for sport in this country and he translates this in a genuine and inspiring manner. Having been involved from the outset right up to the momentous outcome in Singapore Jonathan's excitement, relief, joy and overwhelming enthusiasm for producing a 2012 games is evident in this factual business address.

Leadership, teamwork, business strategy, passion for sport, background to sport, personal drive and commitment.