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Laura Muir: European champion says it

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Laura Muir: European champion says it

‘You can also make it to world degree from Scotland’

Laura Muir believes her European Championships success proves “you actually can do it” at worldwide degree whereas being based mostly in Scotland.

The double European indoor champion claimed 1500m gold in Berlin on Sunday.

The 25-year-old says having 17 Scots on the championships reveals the power of the game in Scotland and that she has no plans to go away Glasgow whereas she bids for additional worldwide titles.

“I am based mostly in Glasgow so children can see me coaching,” Muir advised BBC Scotland.

“I race at a few of the similar competitions as they do and it is actually vital they see I am identical to them, I prepare in the identical locations, I am simply across the nook.

“I used to be out for a run this morning and misplaced rely of the individuals saying nicely performed. It is good for them to see you can also make it at a world-class degree residing in Scotland.”

In contrast to lots of her Scotland and GB counterparts, who’re based mostly in Loughborough and Tub, Muir stays within the metropolis the place she lately graduated with a veterinary diploma.

Of the 5 Scots who received medals in Berlin, Zoey Clark is the one different based mostly north of the border, with the 4x400m bronze medallist nonetheless coaching in her native Aberdeen.

Her relay team-mate Eilidh Doyle trains at Tub College, 5,000m silver medallist Eilish McColgan is predicated in Manchester, and Jake Wightman, who took bronze within the males’s 1500m, lives in London.

Muir has returned dwelling briefly to preview the European Indoor Championships being held in Glasgow in 200 days, earlier than heading to Birmingham to compete on this weekend’s Grand Prix occasion.

She is going to try to interrupt Dame Kelly Holmes’ long-standing 1000m British information on the Alexander Stadium.

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