Laura Muir wins bronze medal at the World Indoor Championships

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Laura Muir with her World Indoor Championships bronze medal
Laura Muir with her World Indoor Championships bronze medal

Laura Muir claimed her first global medal for Great Britain after clinching 3,000 metres bronze at the World Indoor Championships.

The 24-year-old, who took a taxi from Scotland to Birmingham on Wednesday as the snow caused transport chaos, finished third behind victorious Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba and Holland's Sifan Hassan.

Muir clocked a season's best eight minutes and 45.78 seconds on Thursday.

She won double European indoor gold in Belgrade last year, but could not repeat that success against a high-class field in the first session of the World Indoors, with Dibaba claiming a third straight title.

Muir set the pace from the start, but began to drop back with six laps to go only to break away with Dibaba and Hassan, with the trio finishing well clear of the pack.

The Scot will miss the Commonwealth Games next month as she focuses on her final veterinary exams

Muir will have another medal chance in the 1500m, with the heats on Friday ahead of Saturday's final.

Her team-mate Eilish McColgan came 10th in the 3,000m.

Earlier, Morgan Lake came fourth in the women's high jump after leaping 1.93m, while team-mate Robbie Grabarz came a disappointing ninth after failing at 2.25m.

Russian duo Danil Lysenko and Mariya Lasitskene, competing as neutral athletes, took the titles.

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