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Britain's Laura Muir reacts after winning the women's one mile final at the indoor athletics Grand Prix at Arena Birmingham. Pic: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Laura Muir breaks mile record in perfect prep for Euros

On Friday evening, Laura Muir sat in her hotel in Birmingham and signed 66 autographed photographs, enough to satisfy the demands of her growing band of admirers at yesterday’s Muller Grand Prix, she hoped. It was barely enough. On an afternoon when the 25-year-old created another small slice of history, everyone seemed to want a memento.

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High jumper Emma Nuttall is on the comeback trial this weekend. Picture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

High jumper Emma Nuttall gets rehab help from Moby

“Green Sally up and Green Sally down. Lift and squat, gotta tear the ground.” The refrain from the song Flowers – a B-side by once-hip DJ Moby – is not well known. For Emma Nuttall, however, it was the theme to the Summer of 2018, not in the clubs of Ibiza but a gym in Birmingham where the former British high jump champion was rehabbing.

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Laura Muir on her way to winning the Women's 3000m final. Pic: Martin Rickett/PA

Laura Muir considering double-double bid at European Indoor Championships

Laura Muir’s ambitions are constrained by precious few limitations. Aiming high is the hallmark of a champion and for months, the 25-year-old has insisted that she would restrict herself to a single medal bid at next month’s European Indoor Championships in Glasgow, rather than attempting to defend the 1,500 and 3,000 metres titles she captured so impressively in Belgrade in 2017.

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Laura Muir puts the finishing touch to Britain's 1.5km relay triumph in Stirling yesterday.''Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

Relay success a stroll in the park for Laura Muir

Granted the luxurious gift of a 
nigh-unassailable cushion heading into her concluding 1.5km relay leg at yesterday’s Great Stirling XCountry, Laura Muir was able to treat herself to what could have passed to the untrained eye for a brisk stroll in the park.

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Jamie Williamson in action for Scotland, but now a fully fledged GB internationalist. Picture: Bobby Gavin

After growing up with Adidas, Jamie Williamson is earning his stripes

Inside the secretive cocoon of athletic invention where his father has worked for as long as he can remember, Jamie Williamson was often accorded licence to roam free: left-field ideas made real, then presented with due fanfare to those who might make them appear out of this world; three stripes woven on each in tribute to the marque established long ago by Adolf Dassler.

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Sammy Cain wins the Powderhall Sprint in 1945

150 up... landmark day for the iconic New Year Sprint

For many of a certain generation, New Year in Edinburgh was about first footing, Hogmanay celebrations at the Tron in the High Street, the Hearts-Hibs derby and the Powderhall Sprint. While change inevitably accompanies the passing of time, it is gratifying to note that the Sprint will celebrate its 150th anniversary today, the world’s oldest continuous track event.

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