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March 07, 2013

Chris O'Hare hopes he is 24 hours away from another Tulsa triumph.

By Stewart Fisher, The Herald Scotland

The 22-year-old middle-distance runner, who came through Edinburgh Athletics Club, is excelling on an athletics scholarship at the Oklahoma-based college and he travels to Fayetteville, Arkansas, tomorrow with high hopes of successfully defending the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) indoor Mile title which he won in such spectacular fashion 12 months ago.

O'Hare may have been controversially omitted from the UK team for the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg but he is bang in form. He ran 3.52.98 at the Wanamaker Mile at the illustrious Millrose Games in Madison Square Garden last month to break David Strang's 1994 mark for the fastest time for a Scot indoors over 1500m.

That is also the second-fastest by any British athlete in history, behind Peter Elliott's time of 3.52.02 from a run in New Jersey in February 1990, making O'Hare the collegiate record holder and earning him the right to be top seed for this week's meeting. Lord Sebastian Coe, for one, is hugely impressed by his progress.

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