Wednesday, November 9, 2016
All-singing, all-dancing (get it?) long jump champion Greg Rutherford joins deputy editor Alex Reid and features editor Sarah Shephard for a special episode of the Sport Magazine Podcast.
Greg starts off by discussing Unexpected, his new autobiography (00:50). He tells the team about the process of putting the book together and how car-surfing became a thing for him.
Next, you can hear the story of how his GCSE results changed his life and focused his sporting ambitions (04:40). There is also some insight on technique and how USA great Carl Lewis harnessed his explosiveness to win multiple medals (06:30).
Rio 2016 and Greg’s reaction to winning a bronze medal follows (10:10) before he answers some Twitter questions on his beloved Manchester United, his Strictly Come Dancing escapades and how he intends on finishing his glittering athletics career (14:30).