Greg swaps spikes for dancing shoes

Bronze medallist Britain's Greg Rutherford gestures during the podium ceremony. File Photo: AFP

Britain's long jump world champion Greg Rutherford is to take a break from his day job to appear on the BBC's popular programme 'Strictly Come Dancing', he revealed on Monday.

The 29-year-old 2012 Olympic champion, who had to settle for bronze at the Rio Olympics, said he was facing a vastly different challenge from trying to jump the furthest into a sandpit.

"I love being challenged and taking to the Strictly ballroom is like nothing I have ever done before," said Rutherford, who won the world title in 2015 and is also a two-time European champion.

"Doing this is definitely a long jump from my day job for sure!" he joked.

Rutherford has been honoured with a statue of himself erected in his home town of Milton Keynes in 2014.


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