Five-in-a-row! Laura blows away Berlin field to improve World Lead

Sunday 13th September 2020

Photo by Andy Young (via Laura’s Twitter)

BBC website coverage

Laura Muir made it five wins in a row in her current hot streak as she once again blew away the field over 1500m in Berlin.

Laura clocked a new Season’s Best 3:57.40 to improve her own World Lead time and she was more than 2.5 seconds clear of fellow Brit, Laura Weightman, who came home second in a new PB of 4:00.07.

Jessica Hull set an Australian Record in third place in 4:00.42 and Welsh athlete, Melissa Courtney-Bryant, was fourth.

The Scot’s German success came after recent victories in Sweden, France, Poland and the Czech Republic and she has been unbeaten over 1500m during this short season – including a Diamond League win in Stockholm.

Laura tracked the pace-maker during a fast first lap and although it dropped a little to around 2.09 after 800m, a gap was already opening up and the 27-year-old pushed home her advantage significantly after going through the bell in around 2:55.

It made it three in a row in terms of sub four minute 1500m performances following that win in Stockholm at 3:57.86 and then in Chorzow in Poland in 3:58.24.

Well done to Laura, her family and coach Andy Young on another thrilling performance for those of us watching back home and delivering inspiration and motivation for the athletics community in Scotland.

*Laura is back in Diamond League action on Thursday evening – for an 800m showdown in Rome where the field includes Jemma Reekie.

Tags: Berlin, Laura Muir, Laura Weightman

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