Laura Muir
Laura Muir will be competing for Team GB at the Rio Olympics. Photo: University of Glasgow.

University of Glasgow veterinary student Laura Muir broke the British record for the women’s 1,500m at the Anniversary Games in London’s Olympic Park on 22 July.

Leading from the front, the 23-year-old Scottish athlete won in a time of 3:57.49 – breaking the previous record set by Dame Kelly Holmes in Athens in 2004.

Laura will next be heading off to Brazil to compete for Team GB at the Rio Olympics.

‘Amazing achievement’

The university’s School of Veterinary Medicine executive said: “Being selected for the British Olympic Team is an amazing achievement.

“We congratulate Laura, her coach Andy Young, her family, friends and support team for all their endeavour and success to date, and wish her well for Rio 2016.”

Laura benefitted from the University of Glasgow’s Sports Bursary Programme, which is supported through donations to the Sports Bursary Fund.

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