Watch - Guy Learmonth leapfrogging collision to win 800m at British Indoor Championships
At the European Indoor Championships last year, Scottish Guy Learmonth was left punching the track in frustration following a falling in the men's 800m at the semi-final stage of the championships. This year, he narrowly managed to avoid falling again, as he leapfrogged over a collision, before going on to win the 800m at the British Indoor Championships.
The 27-year-old was running in front of a home crowd at the Indoor Championships in Glasgow when Alex Botterill fell in the final lap. Keeping his cool, Learmonth can be seen leapfrogging the fallen runner, before going on to clock an indoor PB of 1:46.89.
Talking to Athletics Weekly after the race, Learmonth said "I really thought I was going to go down. I need to watch the replay, I don't even know what happened!
"But I managed to stay on my feet and bring home the bacon so it's a great feeling. Last year there was so much bad stuff that happened - running with a broken hand, broken ribs and then I had hip tendonitis as well so to come back and rectify all that...this title means more than any other medal I've won before and it bodes well for a great year."Like this article? Sign up to our newsletter to get more articles like this delivered straight to your inbox.
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