Jonnie Peacock: ‘I’m not anything really special – I am a representation of what is humanly possible’ – The Telegraph

Jonnie Peacock CREDIT: Photograph by Neil Bedford

It’s hard now to contemplate any Olympic Games without thinking back to the overwhelming, out-of-nowhere success story of the London 2012 Paralympics.

‘Thanks for the warm-up,’ read the Channel 4 posters that sprung up around the city as the Olympics ended and the Paras began. ‘And to think I had been kind of worried about empty stadiums…’ says Jonnie Peacock, reflecting on the global success of the Paralympics, how they ignited passion in 
the crowds – and made him an international 100m sprint star, at the age of 19.

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