The Scot is aiming for the indoor world record

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Laura Muir has set her sights on beat the 1000m indoor world record at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham on February 19.

Muir, who won Olympic silver in the 1500m in Tokyo last year, currently holds the European indoor 1000m record for her run of 2:31.93 in Birmingham 2017. She is now looking to break the world record of 2:30.94 established by the Mozambican Maria Mutola. in Stockholm in 1999.

Muir, who is currently training in South Africa ahead of the upcoming season, said she was looking forward to testing herself in the 1,000m in Birmingham.

“Birmingham holds fond memories for me, winning two medals at the World Indoor Championships and breaking a number of national records,” she said. told World Athletics.

These include the British and European record in 2017, where she recorded her PB and the second fastest indoor 1000m time ever.

“I would love to try to do better and break the indoor world record,” said the 28-year-old Scottish athlete. “It will not be an easy record to beat. It’s held up since 1999, but the track is fast and the crowds in Birmingham are great, so hopefully I can get close to it.

Birmingham will be the fifth out of seven fixtures in the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold, which kicks off in Karlsruhe, Germany on January 28. For tickets to the meeting in Birmingham, visit British Athletics.

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