BORDERS athlete Chris O'Hare has been selected for the forthcoming World Indoor Championships - despite missing last weekend's trials through injury.

The 27-year-old has been in terrific form this year with back-to-back wins in America leading up to the British Indoor Championships.

But a foot injury forced the West Linton athlete to pull out of the trials at the last minute.

Despite the setback O'Hare has still been named in the 31-strong Great Britain team to compete in Birmingham at the start of March against the best in the world.

A delighted Chris said: "I am excited to be representing Great Britain at the World Indoor Championships next weekend.

"Get ready Birmingham, we’re coming in hot."

Chris went inside the World Championship standard for 1500 metres earlier this month at the New Balance Grand Prix in Boston with a new Scottish record of 3:37.03.

Runner-up behind O'Hare, Jake Wightman from Edinburgh, was also within standard and has also been selected for the forthcoming Championships.

Chris's win in Boston came just a week after he created history in New York by winning the Wanamaker Mile - the first Brit in more than 50 years to break the tape.

O'Hare and Wightman are joined by six other Scottish athletes at the World Championships - Laura Muir, Eilish McColgan, Eilidh Doyle, Zoey Clark, Mhairi Hendry and Grant Plenderleith.

There is no place for 800 metres specialist Guy Learmonth who is coming back from injury and preparing for the Commonwealth Games.

Chris will take the World Championships track in Birmingham on the morning of Saturday, March 3 for the heats of the 1500 metres.

The final is staged the following afternoon.