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Jonathan Turner

Jonathan Turner

News Director
Jonathan Turner is News Director for both TRI247 and RUN247, and is accustomed to big-name interviews, breaking news stories and providing unrivalled coverage for endurance sports.  

Jonathan Turner is News Director for both TRI247 and RUN247, and is accustomed to big-name interviews, breaking news stories and providing unrivalled coverage for endurance sports. 

With a close interest in cycling, Jonathan was approached towards the end of 2009 to create and run the official website and social media channels for Team Sky.  

Team Sky – now the INEOS Grenadiers – were a newly-formed professional road racing team whose stated aim was to win the Tour de France, the sport’s biggest race, within five years and with a British rider.  

That was achieved in less than three years when Bradley Wiggins triumphed in Paris in 2012 and soon after he won the men’s time trial gold medal at the London Olympics.  

As well as Wiggins, Turner worked closely with some of the biggest names in cycling including Mark Cavendish and Sir Dave Brailsford, Team Sky’s general manager.  

Turner shaped both the digital and fan engagement strategy as Team Sky became the most popular cycling team in the world.  

The website Jonathan launched received much critical acclaim, including becoming the first cycling site ever to be shortlisted for the prestigious Sports Industry Awards, up against the likes of the BBC and Guardian Sport that year.  

Using the ‘inspiration to participation’ message he also helped BSkyB deliver on their commercial, brand and CSR objectives for cycling as over a million Britons were encouraged to get back on their bikes and cycle regularly again by the end of 2012.  

Running is another sport Jonathan is heavily involved with, both actively and also from a volunteer perspective – he’s chair of his local club Ilkley Harriers, is a qualified England Athletics coach and takes groups out each week.  

And on RUN247 he’s led the coverage of the biggest trail running races, such as UTMB and the Barkley Marathons.  

Daniel Baekkegard PTO Documentary

Fairytales and nightmares: Daniel Bækkegård on his rise to the top

Magnus Ditlev arm injury PTO doc

Pain gain: How injury helped turn Magnus Ditlev into an uber biker

Daniel Baekkegard PTO Documentary Janteloven

Rise of the great Danes: ‘The mean son of a b****’ and the ‘rock star’

Patrick Lange Challenge Roth 2021

High-stakes poker: Patrick Lange on the big showdown in St George

Taylor Knibb - WTCS Yokohama 2021

Taylor Knibb: Biggest rival is in the mirror, L.A. 2028 already a focus

Olympic Games Mixed Relay Triathlon Tokyo 2020

WATCH: Britain’s golden quartet in new Super League Triathlon doc

Taylor Knibb Collins Cup Finish 2021

No time to dwell on 2021, it’s all about the future for Taylor Knibb

Justin Metzler Collins Cup 2021

Onwards and upwards: ‘Big Metz’ on the love of tri and becoming a legit pro

Alistair Brownlee Badlands 2021 Finish 1

Alistair Brownlee the ‘data geek’ relishing Sub7 puzzle – McCormack

Braden Currie Coast To Coast 2022 trophy

Braden Currie ‘stoked’ after clinching Coast To Coast win

Alex Yee Super League Triathlon Documentary Premiere 2022

Coming Soon: Super League Triathlon, seen like never before…

Kristian Blummenfelt Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Olav Aleksander Bu: Blummenfelt schedule, following the science

Sam Long Justin Metzler IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene 2021

Justin Metzler: Moving on up as part of the new generation

Justin Metzler Collins Cup 2021

‘Big Metz’: Bouncing back from a flat in Florida showed him what he’s made of

Dan Lorang Head of Performance BORA - hansgrohe pro team

Adapting to the situation: Lorang on coaching during a global pandemic

Dan Lorang triathlon and cycling coach

‘There’s a limit you can be at 100%’: Lorang on the challenge of unique 2022

Sam Long Collins Cup 2021

American Dream: Taylor Knibb and Sam Long on the PTO US Open

Jan Frodeno iron distance record Zwift Tri Battle Royale

Dan Lorang: ‘Fire still burns bright’ for Frodeno as bar gets raised

HELSINGOR, DENMARK - JUNE 27: Lucy Charles-Barclay of Great Britain wins the IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship Elsinore on June 27, 2021 in Helsingor, Denmark. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Chasing ‘crazy’ goals: Dan Lorang is motivated by LCB’s vision of the future

Olympic Games Mixed Relay Triathlon Tokyo 2020

Birmingham the 2022 focus for Jonny Brownlee – but Paris is on his mind

Team England / Commonwealth Games / Jonathan Brownlee, Sophie Coldwell, Georgia Taylor-Brown, Alex Yeee

Home sweet home: Team England stars on the Birmingham buzz

IRONMAN World Championship

When Dan met Jan: Not diving in straight away paid off with Frodeno

Dan Lorang Head of Performance BORA - hansgrohe

From college to Kona: Dan Lorang and Anne Haug’s incredible journey

Jan Frodeno

Jan Frodeno: Staying on top and the moment he found perspective

Arena Games Triathlon powered by Zwift / Esports Triathlon World Championships / Super League Triathlon

London, Munich and Singapore to host 2022 Arena Games

Justin Metzler Collins Cup 2021

‘A ticking time bomb’ – Justin Metzler is going all in on 2022

Lauren Parker / Kendall Gretsch in Tokyo PTWC final 2020

Tokyo hero Kendall Gretsch continues winning streak, this time on skis

Ruth Astle Outlaw Half Holkham 2021

Ruth Astle relishing the big stage as she sets sights on St George

Katrina Matthews Collins Cup 2021

Upwardly-mobile Kat Matthews excited by what lies ahead in 2022

WANAKA, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 18: Mike Phillips of New Zealand competes in the 2017 Challenge Wanaka on February 18, 2017 in Wanaka, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mike Phillips

Mike Phillips back on the bike ahead of IRONMAN NZ return

Alistair Brownlee Sub7 Bike

Alistair Brownlee on Sub7: How it came about and racing ‘Big Blu’

Alistair Brownlee Sub7 Run

Motivated to beat the best – Alistair Brownlee eyes St George and Sub7

Alistair Brownlee Happy Sub7

Alistair Brownlee: Injury update, going into print and Badlands

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