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Greg Rutherford – Strictly Gold – Part 1 of 2.
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.

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.

Show Notes:
Greg Rutherford on Twitter

Greg Rutherford Team GB
Take Flight training programme
Life and Performance Podcast by Greg Rutherford and Andrew Steele

Greg Rutherford on Wikipedia

Greg Rutherford’s Book:

Topics discussed:
Strictly Come Dancing BBC TV show
2012 Summer Olympics London medal table
2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro medal table
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
Red Bull
Athletics in Jamaica
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
Jehovah’s Witnesses’s_Witnesses
Skeleton Bob
National Football League (NFL)
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA),_Los_Angeles
NFL Scouting Combine
Time Crashers Channel 4 TV

People mentioned in this episode:
Mo Farah
Jessica Ennis-Hill
Chris Eubank

Chris Eubank – English

Dorian Yates

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Carl Lewis
Usain Bolt
Conor McGregor
Nate Diaz
Asafa Powell
Vitor Belfort
Lance Armstrong
Dan Pfaff
Tim Tebow
Andrew Steele






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