9th February 2018
O'HARE BACK OUT FOR BOSTON AFTER NEW YORK SUCCESS
Chris O’Hare is set to return to the track as nine Brits compete at the latest leg of the IAAF World Indoor Tour in Boston today, less than a week after his impressive victory in the Wanamaker Mile.
O’Hare became the first British man to win the Mile at the NYRR Millrose Games for over 50 years on Saturday and will make the short trip to Boston for the 1500m this evening.
His 3:54.14 minutes to pick up the Wanamaker Mile trophy was inside the standard required for the 1500m for next month’s IAAF World Indoor Championships and his Scottish record of 3:37.25 could be under threat.
Fellow Brits Jake Wightman and Jordan Donnelly are also on the start list for the 1500m, the former ready to open his indoor season while the latter has run four times on the boards this year.
Elsewhere along with O’Hare and Wightman, Lynsey Sharp is another Scottish athlete also in Boston, down for the 800m having opened the indoor season in Seattle last month.
British indoor 1500m champion Sarah McDonald will compete for the first time this year and will be joined by world silver medallist Hannah England in chasing the world indoor standard of 4:11.00.
After a winter of cross country so far, Steph Twell will line up in the women’s 3000m while Jonny Davies is set for the men’s event having run a big personal best over distance last weekend in France.
In the men’s 60m Harry Aikines-Aryeetey is set to line up against world 100m silver medallist from London Christian Coleman, who clocked a yet to be ratified by the IAAF world record of 6.37 seconds last month.