Laura Muir smashes 31-year-old British indoor mile record

BBC SPORT REPORT: Scot Laura Muir smashed Kirsty Wade’s 31-year-old British record to win the women’s indoor mile in Birmingham.

The 25-year-old finished in four minutes 18.75 seconds, breaking Wade’s mark of 4:23.86.

Muir told BBC Sport: “I knew I was in great shape. It was about winning the race, but also about running fast.

“I’m so chuffed to get the record on home soil. I knew the split halfway and knew I was there and thereabouts. The crowd were fantastic.”

Her time was the third fastest indoors in history, behind Ethiopian great Genzebe Dibaba (4:13.31) and Romanian Doina Melinte (4:17.14).

She ran the first 1500m in 4.01.83, which is faster than her own British indoor record of 4:02.39.

Muir will be hoping to defend her 1500m and 3,000m European indoor titles in Glasgow from 1-3 March.

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