WEST LINTON track hero Chris O'Hare is hoping for a golden weekend in Glasgow as he takes to the track in the European Indoor Championships.

The 28-year-old, who is now based in America, will compete over 3,000 metres.

But he will go head-to-head yet again with the teenager who shocked the world last August by claiming a 1500 metres and 5,000 metres double at the European Championships.

Jakob is the youngest of the Norwegian Ingebritsen brothers.

Not only did he beat his older siblings in Berlin but also defeated Chris, who faded in the home straight of the 1500 metres final to finish eighth.

Since stepping up in distance this winter, though, the former Peebles High pupil has impressed with a new Scottish indoor record as well as the British indoor title.

After a solid preparation with training partner Andrew Butchart, Chris is in the form of his life - and looking forward to competing on home solid yet again.

He said: "I have never witnessed noise before in a stadium like there was at Glasgow in 2014 so I am fully expecting the same kind of atmosphere."

As well as the youngest Ingebritsen and training-partner Butchart, Chris's other dangers to earning a place on the podium will come from Jakob's brothers, Filip and Henrik, as well as France's Yoann Kowal.

Chris takes to the Emirates track today at 12.30pm for the heats and then again, hopefully, for the final at 7.45pm tomorrow.

Fellow Borders athlete Guy Learmonth, who was voted in as team captain this week, will also compete today in the opening round of the 800 metres.

The 26-year-old earned silver at the recent British Championships and on paper, like Chris, has a realistic chance of making the medals.

Guy is hopeful of three days to remember for Team GB.

He said: "I believe we can top that medal table and there is no better place to do it than home soil." Learmonth's biggest dangers in the highly-competitive four laps race look to come from Polish veteran Marcin Lewandowski, Bosnian Amel Turka, Spain's Saul Ordonez and Thijmen Kupers of the Netherlands.

Guy will compete in the heats from 7.45pm this evening and, if he qualifies, will be back on track for the semi-finals at 6.25pm tomorrow and the final just before 7pm on Sunday.

There will be live coverage of the Championships on BBC Two and the BBC Sport website as well as satellite channels.