Laura lands British Record for Women’s 1500m in Paris

Sunday 7th July 2024

Photo by James Rhodes

BBC Scotland Sport website

Laura Muir has rewritten the British Record books once again with a new PB run in the Women’s 1500m.

The Scot clocked a superb 3:53.79 as she finished third in an amazing Diamond League race in Paris.

Faith Kipyegon once again lowered the World Record with 3:49.04 and Australian Jess Hull had a great run for second place (3:50.83) with Laura next home after a well-judged race – only one week on from her silver medal at the British Champs.

It means the 31-year-old has once again pushed the boundaries of British Women’s 1500m running with recent hard training paying off ahead of the Olympics.

This was her final 1500m outing ahead of the Games in Paris and Laura looks to be in great shape for what will be her third Olympics. Fellow Brit Georgia Bell was fifth with a big PB at 3:56.54.

Many congratulations to Laura and her family, coach Steve Vernon and all her support team on a new British Record. 

‘I think that is four in a row now where I’ve raced and Faith has set the World Record,’ laughed Laura.

‘Maybe I am her lucky charm. It is amazing from her and so nice to be part of these races.

‘I absolutely had to run my own race and I’ve only ever run 3:54 once and that was in Tokyo (Olympic silver medal)

‘I knew it would take something special to beat that time. In fact it would have been special to hit 3:54 again. I’m emotional to run that time – it means a lot to me.

‘I finished it well and was still standing afterwards so that’s a good sign – although it is a long time since I’ve raced at that pace.’


Tags: Diamond League, Laura Muir, Paris

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