Muir improves on her Scottish record and moves to fourth on the UK all-time rankings.
Laura Muir clocked a personal best 1:59.50 to set a new Scottish record at the third instalment of the IAAF World Indoor Tour in Torun, Poland on Wednesday evening (February 6).
Muir’s time sees her move up one place to go joint fourth on the UK rankings, equalling Jo Fenn’s run in Budapest from 2004.
The double world indoor medalist narrowly missed on the win finishing behind Ethiopia’s Habitam Alemu who crossed the line in 1:59.49.
PBs for both 🎈
— IAAF (@iaaforg) February 6, 2019
Last January, Muir ran 1:59.69 in Glasgow to break the Scottish record held by Lynsey Sharp.
Places on the GB team for next month’s European Indoor Championships in Glasgow are up for grabs, and among those joining the Scottish athlete in Birmingham are Melissa Courtney, Eilish McColgan and Beth Potter.
Other British athletes in action in Poland included Elliot Giles who ran a season’s best 1:48.22 to finish fourth in the men’s 800m race.
Elsewhere, Imani Lanqiquot, who shared her journey last year on Fast Running, clocked a season’s best 7.23 to finish third in the women’s 60m final after running 7.27 in the heats.
In the men’s 1500m, Ethiopia’s Samuel Tefera posted a world lead time of 3:35.57 to take the win ahead of Poland’s Marcin Lewandowski who clocked a national record 3:36.50.
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