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Today in Sporting Heroes Month, we're celebrating winning Paralympian, total cutie and former Attitude cover star, Jonnie Peacock. Take a look...
Top Sporting Achievement:
Winning gold at the 2012 Summer Paralympics, obviously!
Girlfriend Sally Brown is also a sprinter who represented Great Britain in the 100 and 200m during the London Paralympics.
The muscular body and the strong, determined personality.
“I’ve always been a sports man, even as a kid. Losing my leg didn’t really stop me, I still wanted to go out and play football all the time. My mum always gives a great little line, that it was always more painful to sit back on the side-lines than it was to get involved.”
Jonnie’s mother! Together, the pair have battled tirelessly to promote equality and inclusiveness for the disabled.
When he’s not wearing his running vest (which is rare), Jonnie can be seen looking good in suits. He's not always quite so stylish though.
“I think you can turn too much into a robot, it can almost get too serious at some point, it needs to be serious but you can get a bit too wrapped up in it.”
In The Game:
Jonnie is determined to win and spread equality for the disabled.
2012: Gold at the Paralympic Games (London – 100 m T44)
2013: Gold at the IPC World Championships (Lyon – 100 m T44)
2014: Gold at the IPC European Championships (Swansea – 100 m T44)
An amputee from the age of five, Jonnie is strong-willed and determined to make life better for other people dealing with disabilities - not just here in the UK, but around the world: “We’ve conquered Britain, we just need to conquer the rest of the world now.”