GB’s Muir wins 1500m bronze at World Athletics

Laura Muir (left) has now won Olympic silver and World Championship bronze in the 1500m

Britain’s Laura Muir claimed her first World Championships medal with a hard-fought bronze in the 1500m in Oregon.

Muir had narrowly missed out on a medal in the past three world finals but ran a season’s best three minutes 55.28 in an astonishingly quick race.

The Scot lay on the track for some time before collecting her medal and congratulating her opponents.

Two-time Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon took gold in 3:52.96, with Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay second.

Muir won Olympic silver in the discipline in Tokyo last year but admitted she arrived in Oregon short on confidence after a difficult start to the year.

However, she backed up her strong semi-final performance by sticking with Tsegay and Kipyegon as they set a blistering pace.

It is Great Britain’s first medal of the competition in Eugene.

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