BIRMINGHAM (GBR): British Athletics head coach Neil Black is hopeful Chris O’Hare, who is globally ranked seventh this winter at 1500m, can be back at his best in time after being named in the home team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships next month, the Scotsman reports. O’Hare, who has run 3:37.03 in 2018, missed the British Championships last weekend with a foot injury. Black said: “He’s worked closely with the medical team. He’s progressing his running through this week and will expect to do a workout. We’re confident he will be fine but that will depend on that.”
RunBlogRun opines: Chris O’Hare is one of that dangerous dozen in the 1,500 meters, from around the world, who, when fit, is in the fight for the medals. O’Hare has won medals in the 2014 European Outdoors (bronze) and 2015 European Indoors (bronze), both at 1,500 meters. O’Hare is coached by former BAA Performance coach Terrance Mahon.