Greg Rutherford set to miss British Indoor Rowing Championships

Greg Rutherford in action during the long jump at the 2012 Olympics in London
Rutherford won Olympic gold at London 2012 and became world champion in 2015

Ex-long jumper Greg Rutherford looks set to miss the British Indoor Rowing Championships.

The 32-year-old former world, Olympic, European and Commonwealth champion was invited to participate by British Rowing after taking part in talent identification tests.

The event, which pits members of the public against GB rowers, takes place on 8 December in London.

Former cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins took part in it in December 2017.

Wiggins finished 21st on his competitive debut in the 2km race at the British Rowing Indoor Championships but, in September, the five-time Olympic cycling champion abandoned plans to compete at the 2020 Olympics as a rower.

Rutherford, who retired from athletics this year, took the Olympic long jump title on 'Super Saturday' at London 2012 - when he, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Mo Farah all won golds for Britain in the space of 46 minutes.

His victory at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing meant he held the world, Olympic, European and Commonwealth titles simultaneously.

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