Greg Rutherford Interview Great CityGames Manchester


Greg Rutherford is the best long jumper of his generation. He is also the current World Outdoor Champion, Olympic Champion, European Champion and Commonwealth Champion. In cool and windy conditions on May 20, Greg won the Long Jump with a leap of 8.20 meters in Manchester for the CityGames 2016. This was only a week after a windy 8.36m and a legal 8.24m jump.

Greg Rutherford gets it. To be part of the elite of athletics, to make a living from the sport, one must work with the media to help promote it. This is one of the enjoyable and relaxed interviews it has ever been my pleasure to complete.

Greg Rutherford is the Rodney Dangerfield of the long jump. He does not get the respect that he deserves from some competitors. Truth is, day in, day out, Greg Rutherford knows how to compete in the big ones. He credits much to his coach, Dan Pfaff, who keeps him on a very even keel.

We look forward to seeing Greg Rutherford in Rio this summer.

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