De­ter­mined Muir tar­gets Euro­pean in­door ti­tle on the boards in Bel­grade in March

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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.

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