Greg Rutherford to make competitive return in Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix

British record holder to face London 2017 world medallists Jarrion Lawson of USA and South African Ruswahl Samaai
31 January 2018

Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth champion Greg Rutherford confirmed that he is to compete at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow on Sunday 25 February.

Returning to high quality competition following injury struggles over the past year, the 31-year-old put pen to paper for the men’s long jump at the Emirates Arena, with his signing expected to be the first of many big-name announcements over the course of the next few weeks.

Ranked as the world’s best one-day athletics meeting, the Grand Prix will mark Rutherford’s first competition in Scotland since winning Commonwealth Games gold at Glasgow 2014. One year later Rutherford completed an unprecedented ‘grand slam’ of long jump titles – Olympic, World, European, Commonwealth – with gold at the global gathering in Beijing.

“I’ve missed competing so much, so to be able to confirm my attendance at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow on February 25 is really exciting, especially as it will be my first time back in Scotland since Glasgow 2014.

“I know that with Jarrion and Ruswahl in the field the competition will be tough, but it’ll be a great challenge in order to test my current form as I continue to build towards getting back to my best. It’s great to be back on track and training well, so I’m relishing mixing it with the best long jumpers in the world once again.”

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