Olympic long jumper Greg Rutherford 'not afraid of failing' in switch to track cycling

Rutherford says he's spoken to track cyclists who have been encouraging about his switch

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Olympic champion Greg Rutherford has said he is not "afraid of failing" as he embarks upon a cycling career following retirement from 13-years of long jump.

The London 2012 gold medalist told Eurosport "what I am never afraid of is failing - I am happy to give things a go. Now that I am retiring, why not try another sport?"

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