Fast forward ten years and the double Paralympic champion discovered disability sport. After seeing an advertisement at his Prosthetics Centre, purely by chance, Peacock took part in a talent identification day in London, where he tried various Paralympic sports. He quickly found his talent for sprinting and was immediately linked with British Athletics, where he was assigned his first coach.

Not letting anything stand in his way, Jonnie started racing before he had even owned a blade, running his first races with his day-leg.

From that moment on Jonnie committed to athletics whole-heartedly, with various competitions building his journey to success.

In 2009, Jonnie competed in the School Games, claiming gold in the 100m.

The School Games National Finals, replicating the Paralympic experience, was one of his first introductions to top-level competitive racing, and the win gave Jonnie the confidence to strive for the next level.

Continuing to increase his training load, in 2010 he set a new T44 100m world record, shaving 0.06 seconds off the old record, which had stood for three years, with his 10.85 time. The world started to take notice.

Selected to represent Team GB in the 2012 Paralympics, he won the T44 100m final on that famous night in the Olympic Stadium, revising the Paralympic Games record with his 10.90 gold medal winning run. Only a few years after his initial introduction to sprinting, Jonnie was Paralympic champion.

Jonnie was awarded an MBE the following year, after achieving further golds at the IPC World Championships and the IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final.

However as with most athletes Jonnie’s road to glory hasn’t been completely smooth. After pulling out of the 2015 IPC World Championships due to injury, it was all eyes on Rio 2016 and the chance to defend his title.

Rio came and went in a blur, but once again the Loughborough University based athlete delivered on the biggest stage of all to become double Paralympic champion.

With his name already firmly etched into the history books, Peacock consolidated his position at the forefront of Para-sport, taking home yet T44 gold in the IAAF Diamond League and also winning his second world title at the 2017 World Para-athletics Championships.