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Watch the jump which won Greg Rutherford gold

Greg Rutherford has been hailed as a true champion after following up his London 2012 gold with another winning performance in the men's long jump at the Commonwealth Games.

Watch the jump which went on to secure the English athlete the gold:

Greg Rutherford produces golden jump in Glasgow

London 2012 star Greg Rutherford has said he has finally proven he is not a "one-jump wonder" after claiming gold in the men's long jump at the Commonwealth Games.

Rutherford overcame career-threatening injury problems since his win at the Olympics two years ago and outperformed South Africa's Zarck Visser in Glasgow.

Greg Rutherford's winning jump delivered England's 37th gold in Glasgow. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire
Rutherford celebrated his victory by taking part in a fan's selfie at the trackside at Hampden Park. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire
Rutherford reached 8.20m on his third jump to take the Commonwealth title two years after his triumph for Team GB at London's Olympic Stadium. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

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Olympic heroes arrive at Buckingham Palace

Olympic gold medallists Jessica Ennis, Nicola Adams and Greg Rutherford have arrived at Buckingham Palace to receive their honours.

London 2012 poster girl Jessica Ennis is collecting her CBE. Credit: ITV News
Nicola Adams (right), the first woman to win an Olympic gold boxing title, is receiving an MBE. Credit: ITV News
Long jumper Greg Rutherford (right) picks up his MBE. Credit: ITV News

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Olympic hero Mo Farah gets the Great North Run underway

Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah acted as honorary starter today at the Great North Run in Newcastle.

The middle-distance runner cut the ribbon to open the famous race and met competitors as they passed the start line.

Mo Farah, who was acting as honorary starter, high fives runners during the start of the Great North Run in Newcastle. Credit: Hugh Macknight/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah pictured today. Credit: Hugh Macknight/PA Archive/Press Association Images
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