Jamie enjoyed a career spanning 15 years at the top of world-class athletics and was without a doubt one of GB’s greatest ever 400m sprinters.
Jamie made his debut for the GB & NI team at a Junior International in Spain, in 1991. He burst onto the international scene, winning the 200m and breaking the Welsh record. In his first year of competing, he was selected for the 1996 Olympic Games and won Silver as part of the 4x400m quartet. He became World Indoor Champion in 1999 and still holds the British Indoor record over 400m set in 1997. Jamie won 11 medals at Olympic Games, World and European Championships and Commonwealth Games.
During his career, Jamie developed into one of the big personalities of the British athletics team, recognized by his peroxide dreadlocks for many years, which led to a promotional campaign with Vidal Sassoon. His enthusiasm and commitment make him a popular choice for endorsements with brands such Yves St Laurent, Tag Heuer, Thomas Burberry and Jaguar Landrover to name a few.
Since retiring in 2005, Jamie has regularly appeared on TV and radio.
Highlights include presenting the children’s TV programme CITV Energize. Participating in shows such as Cirque de Celebrité Dancing on Ice Goes Gold, Safari School, filmed in an African Game Reserve and as a pundit with Ben Shephard throughout the London Olympic Games.
Adopted as a baby, Jamie has recently been tracing his birth parents in the acclaimed and moving BBC1 documentary called Finding My Birth Mother. Jamie is a patron of Barnardo's and works closely with several other charities. Outside of his regular work Jamie still enjoys sport by participating in numerous charity challenges, which at the present time is mainly road cycling.
He recently joined Olympic Gold medallist Geraint Thomas on the promotional video for the Shelter Cymru, Castles to Cathedrals 100-mile bike ride.
Jamie is personable, yet professional, a confident and charismatic individual and a high-level motivational speaker.