Learmonth signs sponsorhip deal as he begins pro career

Guy Learmonth at the Commonwealth Games. Photo: Jane Barlow

Guy Learmonth at the Commonwealth Games. Photo: Jane Barlow

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Lasswade athlete Guy Learmonth (22) has announced his new sponsorship deal with footwear manufacturer New Balance .

Following a successful Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games the 800m runner is hoping his new deal will lead to a bright 2015.

On Twitter he wrote: “I am delighted to announce that I will be starting my professional athletics career with @NewBalanceUK @newbalance Thank you everyone!!!”

He added: “2015 is going to be huge @NewBalanceUK This is a dream come true! #LetsMakeExcellentHappen #TeamNB.”

Learmonth also smashed the 40-year-old Scottish 600m record this year.