Former 100m Olympic champion Linford Christie has staged his first photography exhibition, called Journey to the Podium.


Christie’s photo of British athletes Margaret Adeoye (left) and Lucy Onyeforo, in training at Brunel University, Uxbridge; the former Olympic champion at the Getty Images Gallery in Stratford where a one-day exhibition was held ahead of the display at Jessops

The pictures have gone on show at the Jessops store in Westfield Stratford City, east London until 9 September.

Christie captured the images while training athletes in the UK and the US ahead of this year’s Olympic Games.

The former sprinter admits he became addicted to photography during the project, for which he used various cameras.

‘I’ve really enjoyed turning the camera on those people around me and I now appreciate just how hard it is to take a good picture, especially as I’m still learning to do that,’ he said.

Jessops marketing and e-commerce director Sean Emmett said Christie was a ‘delight to work with and he has a good eye for capturing interesting images’.