Greg Rutherford and the World Athletics Center

Greg Rutherford and the World Athletics Center

Greg Rutherford is a track and field athlete for Great Britain who competes as a sprinter but whose real speciality is as a long jumper. Rutherford came out of nowhere at the age of just eighteen when he won the 2005 AAA Championships, becoming the youngest person ever to do so. Rutherford then showed that that early success was no mere fluke, going on to win a string of further awards, including at the Commonwealth Games and the European Athletics Championships in 2014, the World Athletics Championships in 2015 and the gold medal for long jump at the Summer Olympics in London in 2012; a title he will be attempting to defend at the Rio Olympics next year.

Highlighting the Best of English Sport

Alpha Kamara Films is a video production company with many years experience in the industry that produces video content of an extremely high quality. Alpha Kamara, the director of the company, has a media studies degree from the University of West London and has already demonstrated his talent in the field of video production. His video “Greg Rutherford World Athletics Center, Arizona”, succeeds in capturing the tenacious grit, and dedication to hard work and training, that has put Greg Rutherford at the forefront of his profession and secured his place in British sporting history.

The World Athletics Center (Altis)

The World Athletics Center is the first environment ever to be entirely devoted to helping elite track and field athletes such as Greg Rutherford to grow and to shape their careers into becoming championship performers. The center develops and nurtures athletes and coaches alike, guaranteeing a professional approach at all times and continuing to grow at every level of athletic development. The coaches at the World Athletics Center are some of the most outstanding in the world.

Training Sites

The primary Track and Field training site of the World Athletics Center is located in North Phoenix, AZ, and includes:

Three Pole Vault pits that offer opportunities for vaulting in differing wind conditions High jump facilities

An eight-lane four hundred meter track that comes with well maintained grass and surrounding gravel areas for the purpose of off-track workouts

Full throwing areas complementing two pits for horizontal jumps

The Center also has a Strength & Conditioning facility, which is less than five minutes away from their Exos track. Exos is a 31,000 square foot training facility that is absolutely state of the art, and incorporates areas designed both for training and for recovery, with custom built equipment such as dumbbells, fully integrated power cages, free weights and lifting platforms. The facility’s exterior features include:

A twenty five meter lane pool

A three-lane, sixty meter track Covered outdoor training area Batting cages

Sixty-yard turf football field Covered basketball half-court Pitching mound

Alpha Kamara’s Greg Rutherford Video

Kamara had an extremely enjoyable time making the video at the World Athletics Center, in which Greg Rutherford talks about his experiences – and what it takes to achieve success as a professional athlete in today’s world.

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