Laura Muir breaks 31 year old British record by more than five seconds.

Laura sets the third fastest indoor mile of all time, smashing the British record in the process.


Photograph: Filip Bossuyt

Scottish athlete Laura Muir won the women’s indoor mile in Birmingham last week. She smashed the 31 year old record by more than 5 seconds, held by the legendary Kirsty Wade.

Muir finished the race in an incredible 4min 18.75secs, setting the third-fastest mile in history and breaking her own 1500m national indoor record.

She told BBC Sport after her victory “I’m so chuffed to get the record on home soil. I knew the split halfway and knew I was there and thereabouts. The crowd were fantastic.”

Her coach Andy Young rewarded the enthusiastic crowd with signed photographs of the British athlete as she went to warm herself down to prepare for her next stop.

She added, “For the next two weeks I’ll try to stay away from as many people as possible – not that I don’t like people, it’s just colds are everywhere!”

Muir will be heading to Glasgow to defend her European titles in the 1500m and 3000m at the beginning of March.

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