Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth champion Greg Rutherford has confirmed he is to compete at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow on Sunday 25 February.
Returning to high quality competition following injury struggles over the past year, the 31-year-old is entered 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 today’s deadline day, updates on which can be followed in real-time on the British Athletics twitter account.
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.
Stiff competition for Rutherford in Glasgow comes in the shape of USA’s Jarrion Lawson and South African Ruswahl Samaai, both of whom won medals at last summer’s world championships with silver and bronze respectively.
‘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,’ said Rutherford.
‘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.’
scottishathletics are pleased to help promote group cross country training sessions taking place in the North and in Glasgow this weekend – ahead of the Lindsays National XC at Falkirk on February 24.
These are good initiatives which is well worth supporting and athletes, coaches and clubs from Glasgow and the west and from across the North are warmly invited to attend and enjoy the benefit of training with a different group.
The last of these North sessions is on Saturday (February 3) and it takes place in Grant Park, Forres, with the first rep at 10am sharp. Free tea/coffee afterwards in the cricket pavilion where coaches/athletes have a chance to chat.
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The Glasgow Athletics Association Endurance Group also host their final winter training session on Saturday week (February 10). This is the also the last session prior to the Lindsays National XC and will be at Tollcross Park in Glasgow, with the first rep at 10.30am.
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Superb pole vault shot from the FPSG Seniors by Bobby Gavin
The Glasgow Pole Vault School Grand Prix continues this weekend – with the fourth meeting taking place on Saturday.
Pitreavie indoor centre is the venue this time and the entry list is on our Events Section page.
Any queries around the event should be directed to Polevaultcoach@btinternet.com
With thanks to Brian Donaldson