Veterinary student Laura Muir got over her Olympic disappointment by smashing her own British 1,500m record at the Diamond League meeting in Paris.

The University of Glasgow undergraduate was disappointed to finish seventh in the event at Rio, but found her best form in the French capital on 27 August to run 3:55.22 and break the national record for the second time in five weeks.

Her record-breaking run was also a 2016 world best time and was more than enough to see the 23-year-old Scot finish well ahead of Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon, who took second place with a time of 3:56.72.

Unbelievable time

Miss Muir’s performance came five weeks after she broke Dame Kelly Holmes’ 12-year-old British record in the 1,500m at the London Anniversary Games.

She said: “The race was amazing. I couldn’t believe the time, especially since I didn’t do one track session since Rio. I just went with the pacemaker and knew I had to dig in and hold on during the third lap.”

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