IN Boston, the World Indoor Tour series began with both West Linton’s Chris O’Hare and Adam Craig from Lauder in action.

O’Hare, who is the European Indoor 3000 metres silver-medalist, claimed the mile ahead of New Zealand’s Nick Willis.

The 29-year-old clocked 3.59.62 after taking up the pace at the bell.

With $20,000 on offer to the overall winners of the seven-series tour, as well as automatic qualification for the World Indoor Championships, all races attracted a top class international field.

Adam Craig, who is a past Scottish cross country champion, finished a highly creditable eighth in the 3,000 metres behind Kenya’s Bethwell Birgen.

The 24-year-old Borderer crossed the finishing line in 8.01.81.

The second round of the World Series takes place in the German city of Karlsruhe on Friday, and also heads to Glasgow later next month.