Laura Muir set for World Athletics Championship final
Published: 24 August 2015
Veterinary medicine student Laura Muir is also one of Scotland’s top middle-distance runners. Tomorrow, she’ll compete in her first-ever global final in the women’s 1500m event at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.
University of Glasgow veterinary medicine student and lead sports bursar, Laura Muir, is also one of Scotland’s top middle-distance runners. Tomorrow, on Tuesday 25 August, she’ll compete in her first-ever global final in the women’s 1500m event at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.
22-year-old Laura won her place in the final after finishing third behind Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba, who broke the 1500m world record in Monaco in July.
Calum Hill, who oversees the University's Talented Athlete Programme said: “We were absolutely delighted to see Laura cruise into the final and she’ll be looking to run even faster than she did in Monaco. It’ll be a huge moment for her and she’s worked so hard to get there. We’ll all be cheering her on around the University tomorrow.”
Laura set her own record in Monaco at the same time, becoming the first Scottish woman to break the four-minute mark during a 1500m race. She also won a Diamond League outing in Oslo, and is currently ranked fourth in the world in her discipline this year.
The University’s School of Veterinary Medicine is also home to Laura’s lecturer and fellow runner Hayley Haining. They both competed in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Staff and students at the University of Glasgow would like to wish Laura all the best for her race in Beijing and for all her future races.
You can follow her progress in Beijing via her Twitter account: @lauramuiruns
If you would like to apply for or to support our talented athlete programme go to: www.glasgow.ac.uk/sport/support/scholarships
First published: 24 August 2015