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Laura Muir will be a top medal hope for GB in Belgrade

In-form Laura Muir will launch her bid to become a double champion after the Great Britain squad for the European Indoor Championships was confirmed.

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Laura Muir storms home in the 1,000m at the Muller Grand Prix. Picture: Getty.

Laura Muir breaks another record at Muller Grand Prix

Laura Muir concedes she has accelerated beyond her own expectations with one impressive performance after another. And her stock has risen once again after she broke her second European record inside a month at the Muller Grand Prix in Birmingham.

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Laura Muir celebrates winning the womens 1000 metres final during the Muller Indoor Grand Prix 2017. Picture: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Laura Muir breaks 1000m indoor British record

Muir breaks Kelly Holmes’ 13 year record, writes Mark Woods.

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Eilish McColgan takes on fellow Scot Steph Twell in the 3,000m. Picture: Getty.

Eilish McColgan eager to race Steph Twell at Muller Grand Prix

Eilish McColgan has vowed to make the most of treading the boards at today’s Muller Grand Prix in Birmingham, even though the Scot insists her sights are really set on being a main act this summer.

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Eilish McColgan celebrates winning the womens 3,000 metres at the Indoor Team Trials. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Flag day for fired-up Eilish McColgan

Out of Africa, straight to Sheffield, Eilish McColgan ventured into the virtual unknown with a first indoor outing in five years yesterday but made herself instantly at home.

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Broughty Ferry beach

5 fantastic running routes that take in Dundee’s sights

The best way to explore your surroundings is on the run.

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Sir mo Farah flies the flag for British Athletics at a Glasgow indoor meeting last year. Picture: John Devlin

Strathmore named as British Athletics water sponsor

Strathmore, the AG Barr-owned water brand, has landed a sponsorship deal to provide bottled water at British Athletics events through to 2019.

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Next up for Laura Muir, left,  is the Muller Grand Prix in Birmingham. Picture: John Devlin.

Irresistible Laura Muir runs up another record

Laura Muir has become accustomed to producing the spectacular but Milnathort’s very own Pocket Rocket
once again illustrated her emergence as a global force by breaking the European indoor 3,000 metres record at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Karlsruhe.

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Laura Muir's time surpassed Liz McColgans 28-year-old Scottish best. Picture: John Devlin

Laura Muir breaks European 3,000m record

By mark woods

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Alisha Rees' potential was evident

Alisha Rees does sprint double at Emirates Arena

Alisha Rees was a European Youth medallist last year but even at 17, she is a young woman in a hurry.

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In the running: Emily Dudgeon feels she is handling the transition better now. Photograph: Jane Barlow

Emily Dudgeon is on track in pursuit of senior success

Rheumatology last week, orthopaedics this, Emily Dudgeon has become versed in the discipline of drafting treatment plans as she moves through the rotations en route, she trusts, to polishing off her medical degree at the University of Dundee.

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Views over Edinburgh.

5 fantastic runs that take in Edinburgh’s sights

THE best way to explore your surroundings is on the run.

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Jamaica's gold medal winning relay team, Usain Bolt. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)

Bolt loses one Olympic gold after relay team-mate fails drugs test

Usain Bolt is no longer a triple-triple Olympic champion after his Jamaican sprint relay team-mate Nesta Carter was disqualified from the 2008 Games for failing a drugs test.

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Usain Bolt is no longer a three-time triple Olympic champion. Picture: Jane Barlow

Usain Bolt loses Olympic gold after team-mate tests positive

Usain Bolt is no longer a triple-triple Olympic champion after his Jamaican sprint relay team-mate Nesta Carter was disqualified from the 2008 Games for failing a drugs test.

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Sports minister Aileen Campbell. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor/ JP License

Top athletes promote positive coaching

Sports minister Aileen Campbell is to meet some of Scotland’s top athletes today to promote positive coaching.

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Jake Wightman won the 800 metres

Jake Wightman comes in from the cold

Jake Wightman marked his first indoor outing in five years with victory over 800 metres at the Scottish Open in Glasgow

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East Kilbride ACs Tartan Army in full voice. Picture: Katie Dunlop

Peter Jardine: Media head from Hampden to Holyrood

Question: when do you know there really is something significant stirring in athletics in Scotland and – importantly for this correspondent – a reawakening in the media interest and overall profile?

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Carnousties Joel MacFarlane, left, competes in the hurdles.

Carnoustie’s Joel MacFarlane strikes gold in Ireland

Carnoustie High School’s Joel MacFarlane is a talented all-round athlete and he underlined his huge potential by striking gold at the Schools International Combined Event in Ireland.

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Leonard Korir crosses the line ahead of Callum Hawkins to win the men's 8km race at the Great Edinburgh International. Picture: Greg Macvean

Callum Hawkins outshines Sir Mo Farah but misses out on title

Sir Mo Farah, even at 60 per cent capacity, remains a fully-loaded superstar but with the quality of field surrounding the four-time Olympic champion in Saturday’s Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh International, seventh place was probably the maximum return available from his final cross-country outing as a consequence of a post-Christmas bug.

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Callum Hawkins leaps some water ahead of American Leonrad Korir, who overtook the Scot just yards from the finish line.
Photograph: Greg Macvean

Scot Callum Hawkins denied at Holyrood tape

Callum Hawkins did not know whether to laugh or cry as he crossed the line in second place in the Great Edinburgh International Cross-Country. Roared on by a boisterous home crowd, the Scot had grabbed the race by the scruff of the neck and set a pace that only one other runner could live with. Unfortunately for him, that competitor, USA’s Kenyan-born Leonard Korir, had enough left in the legs to sprint past him with the final few strides of the 8km race.

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