Tokyo 2020: Laura Muir wins silver in the 1500m - Women's Running

Tokyo 2020: Laura Muir wins silver in the 1500m

Author: Kate Sellers

Read Time:   |  August 6, 2021

Team GB's Laura Muir put in an impressive performance in the 1500m final today, setting a new British record and winning silver

If you’ve heard the phrase ‘setting a new British record’ a lot this week, that’s because our Team GB running athletes are absolutely smashing it at the Olympic Games – and we will never tire of hearing it!

Today’s record breaker is Laura Muir, who has famously missed out on the podium in a number of world and Olympic finals. She finally got her medal – a silver – as well as breaking the British record for the distance, with a time of 3m 54.5s.

The 28-year-old from Scotland had a strong race, then overtook Olympic powerhouse Hassan on the final straight to claim a comfortable second.

“I’ve worked so hard for so long,” she told BBC Sport. “I’ve been fourth, fifth twice, sixth and seventh every year since 2015! I was so scared in the last 100m that someone was going to come past me – I just tried my absolute hardest in that last stretch.” We’re over the moon for you, Laura!

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Kate Sellers

Kate Sellers

Kate is our Senior Digital Executive and a keen runner. She's also a qualified Personal Trainer and yoga teacher, so she knows her stuff about workouts, cross-training and stretching. She loves to combine running and exploring, so you'll often find her testing out the latest kit in exciting locations across the UK and beyond. Kate champions exercising for enjoyment. "Most of the year, you'll find me running for fun and wellbeing," she says. "That being said, I do still love the thrill of training for a race from time to time!"

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