Laura Muir sets new British 1500m record as Jemma Reekie wins 800m at French indoor meeting

Laura Muir set a new British record but top billing went to Gudaf Tsegay as the Ethiopian broke the 1,500 metres world indoor record in France on Tuesday.

Laura Muir became the first Briton to break the four-minute barrier in the women's 1500m indoors.
Laura Muir became the first Briton to break the four-minute barrier in the women's 1500m indoors.

Tsegay took more than two seconds off Genzebe Dibaba’s old mark as she crossed the line in a time of three minutes 53.09 seconds at the World Indoor Tour meeting in Lievin.

Muir came home in second but her time of 3mins 59.58secs made her the first Briton to break the four-minute barrier.

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Melissa Courtney-Bryant finished third in a personal best time of 4:04.79.

Jemma Reekie won the 800m at the meeting in Lievin, France.

Muir was not the only Scot in fine form in Lievin. Jemma Reekie was triumphant in the 800m, winning in a time of 2:00.64. Keely Hodgkinson was fourth as she came home in 2:01.71.

In the men’s 800m, Guy Learmonth finished fifth in 1:47.94.