Determined Muir targets European indoor title on the boards in Belgrade in March
LAURA MUIR plans to make a European indoor title a priority next spring in a bid to land her first major title,
The 23-year-old took victory in the mile at Saturday’s Great CityGames on Tyneside to cap a superb season that was only blemished by her seventh place at the Olympic Games.
But the Scottish star, whose off-season break will start today with a placement for her veterinary studies, claims a gold on the boards in Belgrade next March has been circled in the diary.
“I want to win it,” she said. “I’ll go back during the winter training and work extra hard and hopefully get gold there. I’ll possibly do a little crosscountry over the winter.”
Jake Wightman won the men’s mile while Lynsey Sharp was first in the 500m.
Mo Farah won yesterday’s Great North Run in Newcastle for the third successive time, pulling away from American rival Dathan Ritzenheinover over the closing kilometre to win in 61hr 04sec. Olympic 5,000m gold medallist Vivian Cheruiyot won the women’s race in 1:07:54 with Freya Ross the first Scot home in 10th.