Rutherford Sets New British LJ Record 8.51m

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 The 2012 Olympic champion, Greg Rutherford, smashed the British long jump record with a stunning leap of 8.51m on Thursday (24) in Chula Vista, San Diego.

 "It's 10 p.m. in San Diego and 6 a.m. in the UK. If you're just waking up I am now the British Record holder after jumping 8.51 today."

"I'm shaking. I can't believe how amazing today has been. Absolutely buzzing, I’ve waited a long time for this."Rutherford wrote on his Twitter page on Friday morning.

Rutherford  now sits in sixth position on the all-time European rankings with Armenian Robert Emmiyan leading the chart with his 8.86m.

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