Laura MUIR

Laura MUIR - Great Britain - Fourth in 2017 World Championships 1500m final.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 07 August 2017

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      Sunday, 09 May 1993
      Milnathort, Scotland.
  • Great Britain
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Laura MUIR - Great Britain - Fourth in 2017 World Championships 1500m final.

In a very close finish to the women's 1,500 metres final, the medals were decided
almost on the finish line. Half a second separated the first four, but for Laura
Muir one tenth of a second lost her the bronze medal, to fast finishing 800 metres
Champion Caster Semenya.

2017 World Athletics Championship. London Olympic Stadium,

 1. Kipyegon Faith Chepngetich Kenya (KEN) 4.02.59
 2. Simpson Jennifer United States (USA) 4:02.76  
 3. Semenya Caster South Africa (RSA) 4:02.90  
 4. Muir Laura Great Britain (GBR) 4:02.97  
 5. Hassan Sifan Netherlands (NED) 4:03.34  
 6. Weightman Laura Great Britain (GBR) 4:04.11  
 7. Cichocka Angelika Poland (POL) 4:04.16
 8. Arafi Rababe Morocco (MAR) 4:04.35

Three days later Laura qualified for the final of the women's 5,000 metres (14:59.34),
which was to take place on the last day of the Championships. Having won both the 1,500m
and 3,000m at that year's European Indoors Championships there were grounds to believe
she could challenge for a medal in the longer event. However, despite recording a new personal best
Laura had to settle for 6th place behind five African runners.
Sifan Hassan was born in Ethiopia.

Women's 5,000 metres final.

 1.  OBIRI Helen Kenya (KEN) 14:34.86  
 2.  AYANA Almaz
Ethiopia (ETH)   
 3.  HASSAN Sifan Netherlands (NED)   
 4.  TEFERI Senbere
Ethiopia (ETH) 14:47.45  
 5.  CHELIMO KIPKEMBOI Margaret Kenya (KEN) 14:48.74  
 6.  MUIR Laura Great Britain (GBR)
14:52.07 PB
 7. CHEPKIUI Sheila Kenya (KEN) 14:54.05 PB
 8. KRUMINS Susan Netherlands (NED) 14:58.33

Laura Muir grimaces with the effort, on the final bend of the women's 5,000m Final,
with Kenya's Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi giving chase.