Greg Rutherford

Long Jump

Fact File

Name:- Greg Rutherford
Date of Birth:- 17/11/86
Born:- Milton Keynes
Lives:- Milton Keynes
Team:- Marshall Milton Keynes AC


Greg burst into prominence in 2005 when he won the senior AAA long jump title - the youngest ever winner at 18 years - and also won European Junior gold with a British Junior record of 8.14m.

He was still only 19 when winning silver at the European Championships in 2006. Greg was a promising footballer as a youngster who trialled with Aston Villa. His Great Grandfather Jock was an England international 1904-08.

His heroes include Bob Beamon, George Best and Lance Armstrong.

(Courtesy of Team GB)

Key Olympic Dates

Friday August 3rd – Qualification
Time:- 19.50

Saturday August 4th - Final
Time:- 19.55

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