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Laura Muir celebrates her 1500m win at the  European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow. Picture Michael Gillen

Confident Laura Muir feeling at home as a full-time athlete

Laura Muir is feeling her age. Perhaps even a little older. Not for the many miles put on the clock over several years in a relentless training regime. But for the very adult activity of procuring a home of her own in Glasgow, a haven to lock herself away from the mania of Olympic dreams and the breathless bouncing from one airport to another on athletics’ global circuit.

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It was a souvenir that will endure, Saffy Sharif galloping around The Grange in unbridled euphoria once he had claimed the wicket that secured Scotland’s remarkable victory over England last summer. A priceless memory, a valuable moment of heroism that earned the pace bowler a lucrative cameo with Derbyshire and a chance on the county stage.

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Duncan Scott rounded off his week with victory in the 200m freestyle. Picture: Getty.

Duncan Scott signs off in style as he brings home gold again

Duncan Scott claims to value only the analysis of his coach Steve Tigg and his own personal evaluation. The narrow prism of an avowed achiever. Should the 21-year-old care to seek alternate critiques as the British Swimming Championships concluded last night in Glasgow, the reviews would surely be universally positive.

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Ross Murdoch, left, Adam Peaty and Craig Benson show off their medals after the men's 50m breaststroke. Pic: Craig Williamson/SNS

Duncan Scott ready to continue his Tokyo Olympic aspirations in 100m freestyle

The bucket list drafted by Duncan Scott and his coach Steve Tigg is extensive and ambitious. For swimming’s world championships in South Korea this July, the 21-year-old covets a crack at three individual events and some relays on top. Natural progression, extraordinary ambition, in the wake of his European and Commonwealth titles from last year and the Olympic 
silvers secured in 2016.

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Laura Muir crosses the line to win the 1500m title in Glasgow last night. Picture: SNS.

Laura Muir makes history with golden double

Golds, and resolute dominance, are becoming Laura Muir’s stock in trade. Records too, of which she now holds a decent clutch. History, genuine inscriptions in the pantheon of track and field, are rare and maddeningly difficult to obtain. Yet last night in Glasgow, inside the building where she frequently trains, the Scot became the first athlete in the half-century’s existence of the European Indoor Championships to acquire a pair of titles at successive editions. An unprecedented double-double. New ground indeed.

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Laura Muir hopes to leave rivals in her wake in Glasgow. Picture: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Laura Muir ready for her own ‘Rumble in the Jungle’

Hidden beneath a knitted beanie, Laura Muir glided anonymously through the lobby of a Glasgow hotel yesterday, keeping a low profile, eyes solely on the prize. Even though the 25-year-old has grown ever more accustomed to the spotlight with each passing athletics season, there is a sense she would much rather let her glorious running speak pointedly for itself.

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