GB's Laura Muir wins 1500m silver at World Indoor Championships

GB's Laura Muir wins 1500m silver at World Indoor Championships

GB's Laura Muir wins 1500m silver at World Indoor Championships

Unbeaten over 5000m outdoors in 2017, Obiri finished fourth in 8:49.66, one place ahead of reigning U.S. indoor 1500m and 3000m champion Shelby Houlihan, who ran a strong last lap to finish fifth in 8:50.38, overhauling Ethiopia's Fantu Worku (8:50.54) and Klosterhalfen (8:51.79) in the final 200m.

The race started at a relative jog with Muir ahead in 36 seconds with McColgan second and Dibaba at the back of the field of 14.

Hassan trains as a member of the Nike Oregon Project.

Muir was hoping to emulate her remarkable indoor "double" of past year when she took gold in both the 1500m and 3000m at the European Championships in Belgrade, where she broke both European records in the process, but that dream was ended by defeat in a thrilling race on Thursday evening.

She vaulted 4.75m in the Rome Diamond League, but could only clear 4.55m for ninth place at the World Championships in London.

US champion Shelby Houlihan, who trains with the Portland-based Bowerman Track Club, closed hard to take fifth in 8:50.38.

Much of these World Indoor Championships have been overshadowed by a bewildering number of disqualifications and they continued aplenty on Saturday night, with numerous medals changing hands minutes and even hours after races had concluded.

A veterinary student from Glasgow University who has prioritised her studies over athletics in... "Tomorrow in the 1500m I will try to get gold medal number two".

The Scot had looked in superb form throughout the indoor season and all went well with her preparation other than the weather necessitating a belated six-hour taxi journey from Glasgow as rail and plane options were scuppered. I just ran my socks off. The European indoor champion equalled his lifetime best of 2.33m in Trinec last month to finish second behind Lysenko.

London was her last competition until she came out and vaulted a very respectable 4.70m of a short 10-stride run-up in Hastings in January in her first competition.

That is not to take anything from Doyle, however.

The women's 60m hurdles looks likely to be one of the closest competitions of the Championships, and may quite possibly feature three U.S. athletes in the medal positions given the presence of world 100m hurdles record holder Kendra Harrison, Christine Manning and Sharika Nelvis, who leads the women's rankings this season after setting a 7.70sec national record at the trials in Albuquerque.

It was a slow pace race that saw Briton, cheered by home crowed take the lead as the pack went through the 400m in 1:15 while defending champion Dibaba was cruising at the back of the bunched group.

Barshim added: "I'm happy with the medal but not quite the result". "It's not my preferred event so to do this is incredible". The little mistakes he made he can resolve with a drill session in his warm-up.

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