BORDERS middle-distance athlete Chris O'Hare has raced into contention for the forthcoming World Championships by finishing third behind two Olympic gold medalists at the weekend.

The 26-year-old 1500 metres runner from West Linton produced a new best time of 3.34.35 to finish just behind Rio gold medalists Matt Centrowitz and Mo Farah in the Oxy Classic meeting in Los Angeles.

O'Hare's time is well within the London 2017 world championship standard - and almost guarantees him British selection.

Chris, who became a dad for the first time last year, sat on the shoulder of both Centrowitz and Farah during two blistering opening laps.

And he took up the lead with around 300 metres to go.

Only powerful finishing by the two Olympic champions saw O'Hare demoted to third in the home straight.

Chris said: "I’m fit, healthy and happy.

“It’s nice to come away with a world champs qualifying time. One step closer to London 2017.”

The World Championships in London are held during the first two weeks in August.