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.