Place of birthMilton Keynes


Greg Rutherford joined the British Bobsleigh set up in 2021 after a stellar career in athletics.

The Olympic long jump champion at London 2012, Greg had set his sights on becoming a Summer and Winter Olympic gold medalist but missed out on a place at the Beijing Games after limited ice time this season.

After linking up with Lamin Deen’s crew last summer, Greg had to wait until the start of this calendar year to make his international debut.

His first taste of competitive bobsleigh came in Winterberg, Germany on January 9th when he finished 17th alongside Deen, Luke Dawes and Sam Blanchet in the penultimate World Cup race of the season.

He went on to start the final race of the campaign a week later as he placed 19th with the same crew in St Moritz, Switzerland.

Although Greg missed out on selection for Beijing, he has not ruled out continuing his bobsleigh career next season and beyond.

Prior to switching to bobsleigh, Greg completed the full house of international long jump honours, having added the 2015 World Championship title, the 2014 Commonwealth Games crown and a brace of European Championship golds to his famous triumph in London 10 years ago. He also won Olympic bronze in Rio in 2016 before retiring from athletics two years later.