Date: 12 Jun 2018

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Greg Rutherford will retire after this summer season

Statement from Greg Rutherford:

“I’m incredibly proud of my career. I’ve achieved so much but retirement comes early to those of us for whom sport is a livelihood. It only feels like yesterday I was winning my first major medal but now 12 years on, I sit here as the greatest long jumper Great Britain has ever had, one of the most successful in European history and someone ready to hang the spikes up for good.
I want to thank everyone who’s had a positive impact on my career (but I’d struggle to name everyone here) Most importantly, the greatest coach I could have ever wished for – Dan Pfaff. My full potential would never have been reached and that Olympic gold medal would never have been won, if it wasn’t for his guidance and input.
I’m going to go for the European Championships one final time. And then I’ll also be jumping in Birmingham and London for the Diamond Leagues. If you fancy coming to watch me compete one last time then please do come on down and give me a wave. It’d be so great to finish with some roaring crowds.
Thank you for all your love and support over the years. It’s been a blast & your kind comments have always given me a push in the right direction.”

Here the link to the exclusive interview with Sean Ingle (Guardian) – regarding Greg’s decision and future plans.

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