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Commonwealth Games comes too soon for Rutherford

Greg Rutherford, the defending long jump champion, has taken the decision to withdraw from Team England for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The 31-year-old (Marshall Milton Keynes, Dan Pfaff) took the difficult decision having reflected upon the challenges he faces following a period away from competitive athletics.

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While the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh XCountry was the weekend's big event in the UK - with highlights footage and links to online coverage available - there was plenty of other action this past weekend. This included plenty of cross country league action,the South of England Indoor Champs took place at Lee Valley with the men's 60m won by John Otugade in a world indoor qualifier of 6.60. The Northern Athletics Championships at Sheffield included Adam Hague winning the pole vault with a 5.40m leap. Looking globally, in Qatar Gemma Steel and Chris Thompson claimed half-marathon podium places while Eilish McColgan clocked a winning 10km PB of 31:50.

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On a busy weekend which included the Antrim International and most County cross country championships, there was plenty of action: Jonny Davies clocked 3000m PB as four athletes went sub-8:00 in Sheffield for the indoor BMC races, while Robbie Grabarz had a strong start to 2018 with 2.30m clearance.

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