World long jump champion Greg Rutherford leaps 3.26m at event held in his own back garden
Greg’s Garden Gala, Woburn, August 27
World long jump champion Greg Rutherford took part in a standing long jump competition in his own back garden and won with a leap of 3.26m.
It is worth noting that the Olympic record set by four-time winner Ray Ewry in 1904 was 3.48m, while Rutherford’s leap would have won the 1900 Olympics (3.21m). No longer an official event, the world record is widely cited as 3.73m.
Rutherford, who won Olympic bronze in Rio after his gold at London 2012, told AW about his plans for world-class long jump competitions in his garden long jump pit earlier this year.
Saturday’s event involved athletes from Rutherford’s club, Marshall Milton Keynes.
Chuko Cribb won the traditional long jump event at the Garden Gala, which Rutherford did not contest, with 6.63m.
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They had a 149 point win over Victoria Park on the day and won the league by nine match points.
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Revee Walcott-Nolan won the 1500m in a PB 4:17.05.
BMC Gold Standard, Stretford, August 23
2008 Olympian Tom Lancashire won the 800m in 1:48.15 for a near three second victory.