LAURA MUIR

photo by Phil McCloy Photography
photo by Phil McCloy Photography

Born: Laura Mary Muir, Milnathort (Kinross), 9 May 1993. Club: Dundee Hawkhill Harriers. Coach: Andy Young.

 

She represented Dunfermline & West Fife AC before turning to Dundee Hawkhill Harriers and currently studies Veterinary Medicine at Glasgow University. Laura is testimony that you can become a success in later years. Having progressed unremarkably through the age-group ranks (although winning an Under-15 title), she made dramatic improvement in 2012, winning 6 Scottish titles, from 400 Metres to 1500 Metres, as well as the National Cross-Country title. She represented Great Britain at the World Junior Championships and then, in 2013, won the UK Indoor 1500m title and was a finalist at the European Indoor Championships. She continued to turn in impressive performances and won a bronze medal at the European Under-23 Championships. In 2017, she made her major championship breakthrough, winning the 1500 and 3000 at the European Indoor Championships.

Honours

European Indoor Championships: 1st 1500 2017, 1st 3000 2017

European Under-23 Championships: 3rd 1500 2013

British Championships: 1st 1500 2015, 2016; (Indoor) 1st 1500 2013, 2015.

England Athletics Under-23 Championships: 1st 800 2013

Scottish Championships: 1st 1500 2012; (Indoor) 1st 800 2012

Scottish Under-20 Championships: 1st 1500 2012, 2nd 3000 2012; 3rd 1500 2011, 3rd 400 2012; (Indoor) 1st 400 2012, 1st 1500 2012

Scottish Under-15 Championships: 1st 1500 2007; (Indoor) 3rd 1500 2007

Scottish Cross-Country Championships: 1st Senior 2012, 1st 4k Senior 2013, 2015, 3rd 4k Senior 2012, 2014; 2nd 4k U20 2011, 2012.

Representation

Major Championships

Olympic Games - 7th 1500 2016.

IAAF World Championships - sf 800 2013; 5th 1500 2015.

IAAF World Indoor Championships - heats 800 2014

European Championships - heats 1500 2014

European Indoor Championships - 7th 1500 2013, 4th 1500 2015, 1st 1500 2017, 1st 3000 2017

Commonwealth Games - 11th 1500 2014

European Cross Country Championships - 4th 2015.

European Under-23 Championships - 3rd 1500 2013

World Junior Championships - 16th 3000 2012

 

Other GB Representation

GB v Rus/USA/Ger/Comm 1500 2013 (4th)

GB U20 Loughborough International 800 2012 (5th)

Records

European Indoor Records

1000 metres 2:31.93 (18 February 2017-

3000 metres 8:26.41 (4 February 2017-

 

British Outdoor Records

National 1500 Metres 3:55.22 (27 August 2016- 

 

British Indoor Records

1000 metres 2:31.93 (18 February 2017-

1500 metres 4:02.39 (4 March 2017-

3000 metres 8:26.41 (4 February 2017-

5000 metres 14:49.12 (4 January 2017-

 

Scottish Outdoor Records

National 1500 Metres 4:00.07 (5 July 2014-17 July 2015)

National 1500 Metres 3:58.66 (17 July 2015-22 July 2016)

National 1500 Metres 3:57.49 (22 July 2016-27 August 2016)

National 1500 Metres 3:55.22 (27 August 2016- 

National 1 Mile 4:09.12 (9 June 2016-

 

Scottish Indoor Records

National 800 Metres 2:00.94 (25 January 2014-12 February 2016)

National 1500 Metres 4:05.32 (15 February 2014-4 March 2017)

National 1500 Metres 4:02.39 (4 March 2017-

National 3000 Metres 8:26.41 (4 February 2017-

Native 800 Metres 2:00.94 (25 January 2014-20 February 2016)

Native 800 Metres 2:00.70 (20 February 2016-

Under-20 800 Metres 2:08.12 (19 February 2012-14 February 2015)

 

Scottish Indoor Best Performance

1000 metres 2:31.93 (18 February 2017-

5000 metres 14:49.12 (4 January 2017-

 

Personal Bests and Progression

400 - 55.36i (2016)/56.78 (2012), 800 2:00.42 (2015), 1000 2:31.93i (2017), 1500 3:55.22 (2016), Mile 4:19.12 (2016), 3000 8:26.41i (2017)/8:38.47 (2015), 5000 14:49.12i (2017)/ 15:53.68 (2013)

 

YEAR ON YEAR PERFORMANCES & RANKING POSITIONS

2005 (U13) - 1500 5:33.16 (12)

2006 (U15) - 800 2:35.74, 1500 5:12.39

2007 (U15) - 800 2:21.79 (7), 1500 4:48.97 (5), 1M 5:26.75 (3)

2008 (U17) - 800 2:23.82 (24), 1500 4:47.92 (14)

2009 (U17) - 800 2:23.3 (18), 1500 4:48.77 (16)

2010 (U20) - 800 2:17.94 (11), 1500 4:50.91 (12), 3000 10:56.0 (9)

2011 (U20) - 800 2:13.3 (5), 1500 4:38.90 (4), 3000 10:25.3 (8)

2012 (U20) - 400 56.78 (5), 800 2:07.3 (2), 1500 4:14.52 (1), 3000 9:12.80 (1)

2013 - 400 57.86i/59.00 (18), 800 2:00.80 (1), 1500 4:07.76 (1), 3000 9:02.35i (5), 5000 15:53.68 (5)

2014 - 400 55.71i (9), 800 2:00.67 (2), 1500 4:00.07 (1)

2015 - 800 2:00.42 (2), 1500 3:58.66 (1), 3000 8:38.47 (1).

2016 - 400 55.36i (4). 800 2:00.57 (2), 1500 3:55.22 (1), 1M 4:19.12 (1).

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