Greg Rutherford leaps to grand slam success - but how can Milton Keynes honour him?

Greg Rutherford
Greg Rutherford

As world champion Greg Rutherford jumps for joy over his grand slam success, Citizen readers are being asked how the city should celebrate his achievement.

Mayor Keith McLean has teamed up with the MK Citizen to campaign for the long jumper to be awarded for becoming the fifth athlete to hold an Olympic, Commonwealth, European and World gold medal at the same time.

Greg Rutherford

Greg Rutherford

Some suggestions include naming a road, roundabout, bridge or building after the Woburn olympian.

Councillor McLean said: “This is the culmination of a lot of hard work by Greg to add to his latent talent and desire to win.

“Milton Keynes is very proud of Greg and I am sure we will find a way of recognising his achievement, after all we did paint post boxes gold after his Olympic success in 2012.”

Last year, in honour of the Bletchley boy, a 26ft statue of a ‘leaping man’ was made on A421 Fen Street Roundabout near junction 13 of the M1.

But now he has joined outstanding athletes Daley Thompson, Linford Christie, Sally Gunnell and Jonathan Edwards in the unique club, the Citizen wants its readers to choose how we honour his outstanding success.

Mr McLean added: “We will find a way to recognise this latest achievement and the cumulative successes.

“As Mayor I would welcome suggestions on how the city should now recognise Greg’s achievements.”

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