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Greg Rutherford - Strictly Gold


Greg Rutherford, MBE is a British track and field athlete who specialises in long jump. He won Gold and Bronze at the London and Rio Olympic Games respectively. MP3


00:00 | Trailer
01:55 Brian’s thoughts on the episode
05:27 Brian’s Introduction
06:03 Being famous
08:08 What Greg learnt as a competitive sports person from being on Strictly Come Dancing
19:13 Learning to manage positive and adverse social media
20:59 Winning Gold at London 2012 Olympics
24:53 What motivates Greg to win
26:54 The killer edge, inherent belligerent belief
33:51 From the red carpet to everything falling apart in 2013
36:59 Mental strategy for possibility of career ending injury
38:40 Building foundation for future career path
40:54 Coping with bitter disappointment at Rio Olympics 2016
46:42 How Greg gets his body to perform despite injury
49:36 Taking responsibility for being a role model
51:33 Performance level and entertainment value of Usain Bolt and Conor McGregor
1:00:01 Re-igniting public interest in track and field events
1:02:01 Taking inspiration from Mo Farah
1:03:56 Carl Lewis’ negative attitude effect on sport
1:07:31 Performance enhancing drugs use
1:16:24 Jamaica’s success in athletics
1:19:31 Drug taking in football and sports where vast sums of money are involved
1:21:52 How growing up with Jehovah’s Witnesses parents shaped him
1:26:52 Greg’s book ‘Unexpected’ shows about going off the rails
1:30:56 Greg’s past body issues
1:33:01 Without Dan Pfaff Greg wouldn’t be an Olympic Champion
1:39:37 How Greg turned his life around
1:43:50 Greg’s forays into skeleton bob and NFL
1:49:01 Launch of Take Flight, online fitness programme, hopefully to revolutionise the fitness world
1:58:25 Success secrets
1:58:55 Wild parties after Olympics
2:01:34 Why Greg spoke out about Tyson Fury’s remarks
2:05:05 Phone call to the 20 year old Greg Rutherford
2:07:27 Best advice ever received
2:09:07 Advice to the young person listening who wants to succeed in sport
2:10:29 Brian’s summing up.


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