Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Alnwick Racer Sixth as Muir Misses Record

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Alnwick Racer Sixth as Muir Misses Record

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LAURA Muir dismissed any disappointment after she missed out on breaking Zola Budd's 32-year-old mile record.

The 24-year-old was second in the mile race at the Anniversary Games yesterday and fell just short of Budd's British record.

She finished behind Kenya's Hellen Obiri in four minutes and 18.03 seconds - a personal best for the distance - at the London Stadium.

Alnwick's Laura Weightman (pictured below) came a respectable sixth, with a time of four minutes and 20.88 seconds.

Budd's record, set in 1985, stands at four minutes and 17.57 seconds but Muir was content, especially after recovering from a stress fracture in her foot.

She said: "I'm disappointed not to get the record but I'm happy with the time. It's still a PB for me.

"I just took it on and the legs were a bit tired in the last 100m but, considering the races I've put together in the last few days, I'm pretty happy.

"It's hard - you have to physically push yourself as hard as you can. …

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