London Anniversary Video games: Laura Muir confirms British mile file try
|London Anniversary Video games, London Stadium|
|Date: Saturday, 21 July – Sunday, 22 July Time: 13:15-17:15 BST Saturday, 13:00-17:00 Sunday|
|Protection: Saturday reside on BBC1, Sunday reside on BBC2|
Laura Muir will try and set a brand new British mile file on the London Anniversary Video games on Sunday, 22 July.
The double world indoor medallist broke Kelly Holmes’ 1500m British file on the similar occasion in 2016.
Now the 25-year-old Scot hopes to beat Zola Budd’s 33-year-old file of 4 minutes 17.57 seconds over a mile.
“The mile has a particular place in British distance working historical past so it is tremendous we’re getting an opportunity to race the mile,” Muir mentioned.
Muir simply missed out on bettering Budd’s mark ultimately 12 months’s London Anniversary Video games, when she completed second in a time of 4:18.03 at London Stadium.
She added: “At the beginning, I’m seeking to win the race, however in doing so if I can break the British file that might be unbelievable. It might be considerably becoming in a 12 months during which we lost the legendary Sir Roger Bannister.”
Cherry Alexander, main occasions director at UK Athletics, added: “All of us do not forget that beautiful evening on the occasion two years in the past when she lowered the 1500m file and claimed a outstanding victory.
“The noise of the British crowd actually did make a distinction on that evening, which does present there may be nothing fairly like house assist.”