Jonathan is an accomplished, eloquent public speaker, and particularly relishes facilitator and hosting roles. He has undertaken events for some of the best known blue chip companies such as Lloyds, BP, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Deloitte and Panasonic.
He made the record books in 1995, when he broke the triple jump 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 (now 20 years later).
Since retiring from athletics in 2003, Jonathan has been a key member of the BBC Sports team lead, presenting all the major athletics events, including the Olympics in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008; the Canoe Slalom; and Athletics morning sessions of London 2012, live from the stadium, and joined the commentary team for the evening sessions. Jonathan also presented the morning programme of the London Paralympic Games, for Channel 4, and hosted the inaugural Invictus Games for the BBC. Since 2013, Jonathan’s presenting responsibilities have extended further; anchoring the BBC’s broadcast of the Prudential Ride London; the London Marathon, his first Cycling World Championship; and the morning sessions at the athletics World Championships. 2014 saw Jonathan anchor some of the main sporting events of the year, being a valued part of both C4′s coverage of the Winter Paralympics, the BBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics, and the Commonwealth Games. In February 2016, it was announced that Jonathan signed an exclusive deal with Eurosport to be their lead presenter fronting flagship sports programming including the Olympics. He will move exclusively to Eurosport from 1 January 2017.
He was a key member of the London 2012 bid team, a board member of LOCOG, and his status within World Athletics saw him invited by the IOC to Buenos Aires, to officially present the announcement of the 2020 Olympic Games, where Tokyo was named as the winning city.