Silver lining for Guy after just missing out on gold

Berwick’s Guy Learmonth won a silver medal when he finished second in the 800m at the British Indoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham at the weekend.

Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 10:50 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 11:14 am

Learmonth won his heat on Saturday in 1.46.98, which was a new personal best time, making him the fastest qualifier for Sunday’s final.

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In the final he ran 1.48.51, but was beaten into second place by event and gold medal winner Joseph Reid, who stopped the clock just one tenth of a second quicker at 1.48.41.

There was a silver lining for Learmonth, however, as by finishing in the top two he guaranteed selection for Great Britain at the European Indoor Championships, which are to be held in Glasgow on March 1-3.