Great Britain’s Greg Rutherford will compete for the last time before his retirement at Saturday’s Great North City Games in Newcastle.

“Of course, there is some sadness in that. But I’m ready to retire,” the 2012 Olympic champion told the BBC.

“How I react to that, I’m not too sure yet – we’ll see.”

Rutherford took the long jump title on ‘Super Saturday’ at London 2012 – when he, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Mo Farah all won golds in the space of 46 minutes.

It was the first time three gold medals had been won by British athletes in one Olympic athletics session.

Rutherford competed at the London Anniversary Games in July, where he bowed out with 7.55m after two no-jumps.

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