Date: 31 Aug 2018

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Laura Muir wins 2018 Diamond League Final

The best year of Laura Muir’s (coach: Andrew Young) career reached even greater heights in Brussels, as she was crowned the IAAF Diamond League champion in the 1500m following a tough race at the season final.

Muir began the year with 1500m silver and 3000m bronze at the World Indoor Championships on home soil in Birmingham in March and then at the showpiece event of the summer, the European Championships in Berlin, she carried on to win gold in the 1500m.

But with the Diamond League 1500m title still on the 2018 wish list in Brussels, the 25-year old, who completed a full-time veterinary degree earlier this year, grabbed the opportunity with both hands.

Muir would not be caught in the final lap, powering down the home straight to take victory in 3:58.49 and become Britain’s only Diamond League champion of 2018.

Laura said: “It was very tough and even my arms were full of lactic acid, but on the other side I felt very good at the same time. The positioning, I have learnt from my mistakes from the past. I did not want to go too fast during the first half.”

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