Jonny is a member of the UK Sport Lottery Funded World-Class Performance Squad and trains at the Leeds Performance Centre. He won Olympic bronze at the London 2012 Olympics, and upgraded that to a silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics behind his elder brother, Alistair.
In 2016 Jonny finished on the podium in all five of the ITU World Triathlon Series races he featured in leading up to the Grand Final. He famousily ran out of steam within a few hundred metres of the finishing line at the Grand Final in Cozumel, Mexico, and was carried over the line by brother, Alistair. He finished second in the race, and second in the ITU World Series, missing out on the world title by just four points to Mario Mola of Spain.
He won the ITU world title in Auckland in 2012 having previously won the U23 title in 2010. He is one of the most consistent athletes in the ITU World Triathlon Series having won it in 2012, finished second in 2011, 2013 and 2016, and third in 2014.
2010 was a breakthrough year for Jonny which saw him go from being a talented junior to a senior world champion and podium finisher in the ITU World Series. He was also an emphatic winner of the U23 world title in Budapest in September 2010.
Jonny Brownlee has won Olympic silver and bronze. He intends to challenge for gold in 2020.
Jonny completed a degree in History at Leeds University in summer 2012. He achieved a 2:1. He has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law by the University of Leeds (2013).