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Tokyo 2020: Inverness-born athlete Laura Muir wins Team GB an Olympic silver in Japan with the greatest run of her life, smashing the British record

By Craig Christie

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SCOTTISH running star Laura Muir produced a glorious run to secure an Olympic silver medal in the 1500 metres final in Tokyo.

Laura Muir in action at the Olympics. Twitter @lauramuiruns.
Laura Muir in action at the Olympics. Twitter @lauramuiruns.

The Inverness-born middle distance star ran her greatest-ever race to smash the British record and finish behind defending champion, Kenya's Faith Kipyegon.

Muir (28) had narrowly missed out on the podium at several previous world and Olympic races, but her quest for medal glory gained a stunning success in the Olympic Stadium on Friday.

She overtook world champion Sifan Hassan on the closing straight and stormed clear to finish second to runaway winner Kipyegon.

The Kenyan set a new Olympic record with her time of 3:53.11 while Muir was elated to post 3:54.50, her own best and the greatest-ever by any British female over the distance.

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