Milton Keynes athlete Greg Rutherford has announced he will not be defending his long jump title at this year's Commonwealth Games.Read the full story ›
Long-jumper Greg Rutherford has announced his 2017 season is over - meaning he will not defend his world title in London next month.Read the full story ›
Milton Keynes long jumper Greg Rutherford's Olympic disappointment has hit a new low out in Rio - after his mobile phone was stolen.
The athlete won the bronze medal in the long jump final in the early hours of Sunday morning but was unhappy with his performance saying his "best isn't good enough".
But just a couple of hours later he was struck another blow - when his phone was stolen.
The world, European and Commonwealth champion said it meant he had lost lots of photos and videos of his son Milo.
The ultimate downer from this champs is having my phone stolen. Just for the pics and videos of milo
Milton Keynes athlete Greg Rutherford says he is "really disappointed" after having to settle for bronze at Rio 2016.Read the full story ›
British Athletics has finally ratified Greg Rutherford's new British long jump record - a month after the Milton Keynes athlete set it.
The 8.51m jump - at a meeting at Chula Vista in San Diego - had been disputed by his Great Britain teammate Chris Tomlinson, who claimed it was a foul.
Now British Athletics has confirmed the new record, which beats the previous best by 16cm.
That record had been jointly held by Rutherford and Tomlinson.
A statement from the body's technical advisory group said it had considered a number of factors in ratifying the decision including the wind speed card from the event, and the fact that the jump satisfied the USA Track and Field Rules.
The group also assessed a You Tube video which appeared to show Rutherford had overstepped the take-off board but dismissed it as evidence because it was not an official video and had not been taken directly in line with the take-off board.
A statue in Milton Keynes inspired by Greg Rutherford's London Olympic long jump gold is expected to be unveiled by the summer.
The 8.7m Leaping Man statue will be placed on the Fen roundabout to the east of Milton Keynes.
It is expected to be completed by the end of May.
Cambridgeshire's Paralympic gold medallist Jonnie Peacock and Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford, from Milton Keynes, have confirmed they'll compete at London's Anniversary Games this summer.
The pair will be joined by other gold medal winning members of Team GB at the The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in July.
Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford will receive an MBE from the Queen today. Greg, from Milton Keynes, won gold for the long jump at London 2012 on Super Saturday, when Great Britain won three gold medals in a matter of minutes.
He joins olympic stars from our region including Victoria Pendleton and Louis Smith in being honoured since the games.
Olympic long jump gold medal winner Greg Rutherford from Milton Keynes is jumping into the hot seat on ITV's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.Read the full story ›