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Olympic duo up for top European athlete award

Greg Rutherford at the Olympic parade yesterday Credit: PA

Two of the region's athletes have been nominated for the title of European Athlete of the Year.

Milton Keynes long jump Olympic champion Greg Rutherford and Cambridgeshire high jumper Robbie Grabarz have been nominated for the award, chosen each year by the European Athletics Association.

The pair face stiff competition as they are up against double Olympic champion and current holder of the title Mo Farrah.

You can vote for the athletes here.

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