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Gunnell replaces Rutherford as guest of honour

Long jumper unable to travel to the Isle of Man

There's been a late change when it comes to the guest of honour at this year's Isle of Man Sports Awards.

Initially, 2012 Olympic gold medal-winning long jumper Greg Rutherford had been set to feature at the annual event.

However, he is unable to travel to the Isle of Man today, meaning Sally Gunnell is to step into the role.

Gunnell shot to fame in 1992, when she won gold in the 400 metre hurdles at the Barcelona Olympics.

The great and the good of Manx sport will be honoured at the ceremony at the Villa Marina on Thursday (4 April).

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