Greg Rutherford MBE

Ranked as the best long jumper in the world

Greg Rutherford

Long jump specialist and motivational speaker Greg Rutherford MBE has five gold medals to his name, including one at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Greg’s other gold medals were won at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, the 2014 European Championships in Zürich, the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the 2005 European Junior Championships in Kaunas, Lithuania.

The motivational speaker, who was given an MBE in 2013, also has two silver medals in his collection, which he won in 2006 at the European Championships in Gothenburg and in 2010 at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

With his grandfather and great-grandfather being professional footballers – both of them playing for Arsenal and his great-grandfather playing for England 11 times – Greg tried out for Aston Villa football club at an early age but decided that his future sports career lay in athletics.

As impressive as Greg’s achievements have been – for some time he has been ranked as the best long jumper in the world – he could have done so much more if it wasn’t for a string of injuries, to his hamstring in particular and even to his tonsils. However, even these setbacks cannot undermine the sheer brilliance of what Greg has done for the long jump and for British athletics in general and his presentations reflect the determination and professionalism that he has put into these amazing achievements.

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