Friday, 25 April 2014

Greg Rutherford sets outright British long jump record

Well done to Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford who has become the outright British long jump record holder after jumping 8.51m at an event at the Olympic Training Centre in San Diego.

He fouled his first two jumps and registered a leap of 8.18m before breaking the record with his fourth effort.  The Milton Keynes athlete won the meeting, with Tyron Stewart of the US second with a best jump of 8.39m.

Here's hoping his good form (he was impressive in February at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix) continues this year until at least the Commonwealth Games.