Learmonth wins in Vienna

Guy Learmonth was in superb form at the weekend winning the Vienna Indoor Classic 800m in Austria in a new personal best time of 2.47.20.

Tuesday, 31st January 2017, 2:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st January 2017, 2:30 pm
Guy Learmonth competing for Scotland. 800m

Learmonth, trained by Eyemouth’s Henry Gray, is now number one in Great Britiain and Europe and number two in the world, just behind Daniel Kuhn of the USA.

In Sunday’s race the Berwick athlete also took the scalp of Joseph Repcik from Slovakia, an athlete who has won the World University Games silver medal and also represented Slovakia at the Olympics in Rio.

Learmonth’s time puts him third in the all time Scottish indoor rankings for 800m and it was also a European Indoor Championships qualifying time for Belgrade in March.

As a result of his victory in Vienna, Learmonth has been chosen to compete in the prestigious IAAF World Indoor Tour Series 800m race at the Karlsruhe Grand Prix in germany this Saturday.

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The race is live on Eurosport early on Saturday evening.

Another of Gray’s young athletes, Cameron Tindle, also did well at the weekend finishing second to Alan Hamilton in the 60m at the Scottish Senior Indoor Championships held at The Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

The Berwick youngster recorded a time of 6.81 seconds, a new personal best, and he is now ranked number two in Great Britain in the under 20s.