Laura Muir looks to do double at European Indoor Championships

Laura Muir has revealed she is hoping to double up and run both the 1500m and 3000m at the European Indoor Championships in March.

The 23-year-old, who has been announced as captain of the British team for Saturday’s Great Edinburgh International XCountry, made a stunning start to World Championships year by smashing Liz McColgan’s long-standing British record for 5000m indoors in Glasgow on Wednesday.

Muir’s time of 14:49.12 at the GAA Miler Meet at the Emirates Arena eclipsed the previous mark of 15:03.71, set in 1992. It was only the second time she had raced the distance and the British 1500m record-holder, under the guidance of coach Andy Young, is now looking to mix things up a little in Belgrade at the championships which take place from March 3-5.

“We want to do both the 1500m and 3000m at European indoors,” said Muir, whose time of 8:59.39 through 3000m in Glasgow met …

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