Laura Muir breaks the British indoor mile record that has stood for 31 years
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 spilt 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 Romania Doina Melinte (4:17.14).
Muir will be hoping to defend her 1500m and 3,000m European indoor titles in Glasgow in March.
posted Saturday February 16th