Chris O’Hare is “happy to be a retired athlete” after taking the time to pursue a career

Chris O'Hare
Chris O’Hare is the Scottish indoor mile record holder for men

Scottish athlete Chris O’Hare is “happy to be a retired athlete” after taking the time of his career.

The 31-year-old O’Hare won the UK’s 1500m bronze medal at the European Championships in 2014 and imitated it at the European Indoor Championships the following year.

And the 2016 Olympian fared even better in his native Scotland, securing 3,000m silver at the European Indoors in Glasgow in 2019.

“Retirement is never an easy decision for athletes,” he said on Twitter.

“I can say with relief that even though I will miss everything about training and racing, I am happy to be a retired athlete. Thank you very much to everyone who has supported me throughout my career.”

O’Hare holds the men’s record in the indoor mile in Scotland after running at the Millrose Games in New York in 2016 in three minutes and 52.91 seconds.

David Berry

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