Greg Rutherford MBE

Olympic Long Jump Champion

Legendary Olympian and British Athletics hero Greg Rutherford MBE is one of the nation’s most decorated long jumpers. Emerging as a bright hope for the future in 2005 when he won the European Junior Championships with a jump of 8.14m, Greg has battled with injury throughout his entire career before achieving the greatest accolade of his discipline; winning Gold at the London 2012 Olympics. Greg has become one of the finest Olympic speakers, mixing the tales of the track with the advice needed to be the best you can be in every aspect of life.

In both 2007 and 2008, Greg struggled to reach his full potential due to continuous hamstring tears and multiple problems affecting his tonsils. Greg reached the Olympic final in 2008 only to finish tenth, with a jump of 7.84m. After considering his future in the sport, a turning point came after American coach Dan Pfaff was drafted into the team to teach Greg a new technique to prevent injuries and make him a more consistent performer.

The training worked with resounding success, with Greg winning silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Games as well as achieving victory at the Diamond League meet in Eugene, USA.  Rutherford’s ability to overcome adversity in order to become the very best once again has gained him a reputation as one of the most desirable sports speakers on the after dinner circuit.

Greg reached his full potential in the 2012 Athletics season. In May, he equaled the British record of 8.35m in Chula Vista, California, followed swiftly by a victory at the Rome Diamond League, jumping 8.32m. Greg entered the 2012 London Games as the best long jumper in the world, a ranking he proved to be accurate, smashing the competition by a full 17cm and taking his place on the podium in front of a home crowd of 80,000 people.

Greg can deliver a reminiscent speech of his achievements on that famous night to guests as an Olympic speaker, or answer guest’s questions on what it takes to do what he did.

To book Greg Rutherford as the sports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Greg is known to cover the following topics:

  • Olympic Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Achieving Goals
  • Performing Under Pressure
  • Maximising Success

“We were very pleased with speech day. Greg gave a great speech and I’m sure the children will remember the phrase “fat don’t fly” for years to come! He was very generous with his time meeting the children, posing for photographs, etc after his speech. Thank you for your efficient organisation.”
AdelaideHeath Mount School

“A quick email to thank Greg again for everything he did on 7th November at British Rowing’s training base. SAS couldn’t have been happier and feedback from athletes and staff has been absolutely glowing.” – Tim, rEvolution

“Greg was bloody wonderful! Brought a real energy to the room with his personality and active engagement of the audience. He was a strong end to the day and having him stay to present the awards to the colleagues was a wonderful gesture making that moment even more special for them. A great story, lots of humour and nice anecdotes all told incredibly eloquently and with a great smile! Opened up the room for questions which went down really well, and he definitely won the room over! 50% of the room (at least) were ‘drooling’! Such a gentleman too. He was an absolute pleasure to work with, pre, during and post the event…he even gave one of the team a lift to the station! The post event feedback on Greg’s session has been resoundingly positive. People still talking about it! So a huge personal thanks to him from me – he absolutely made an important conference a very enjoyable and memorable one. Priceless. I would highly recommend Greg to anyone wanting an uplifting close to their conference. Great value for money.” – Andy, Greencore Northampton

“All went well thanks, the boys were a big hit with the ladies, and Simon had a full dancefloor for his DJ set. All pretty easy to work with as well. Greg was superb, such a nice guy, he had a standing ovation when he came in after our intro !! I will definitely use him again if the relevant conference needs someone like that. Top bloke.” – Bidford Events