Thursday 6th October 2016
Women’s Sport Week – A Profile on Laura Muir
Day 4 – Thursday October 6th
Today we are very pleased to feature athletics superstar Laura Muir as our featured woman in sport. Laura was born in Milnathort, is a Scottish middle distance runner who specialises in 800m, 1500m, and 3000m races. At the 2016 Diamond League event at the Olympic Park in London 22 July she ran 3:57.49 for 1500 metres to break Dame Kelly Holmes’ British record. On August 27 2016, at the Paris Diamond League she lowered her Personal Best and the National 1500m record to 3:55.22 Her time also made her the fastest woman in the world over 1500m for the year. In 2016 she became the third British woman to win a Diamond League title as she won the 1500m title in Zurich.
Muir is also a student of veterinary medicine at the University of Glasgow. Laura was selected as Scottish Student’s Sports Female Athlete of the Year for 2016.BACK TO LIST