Born: 09 / 05 / 93 – Inverness, UK
Event: 1500m (3:55.22 PB), 800m (1:58.42 PB)
Biggest sporting accolade: 5 x European Champion, British Record Holder (1500m)
With 5 indoor and outdoor European gold medals to her name, Laura Muir has cemented herself at the top of the ranks within British sporting royalty. Since bursting onto the scene in 2017 with two gold medals at the European Championships in Belgrade, Laura has raised the bar in one of athletics’ blue-ribbon events picking up accolades across the world including being twice crowned the Diamond League Champion, the World’s number 1 ranked 1500m runner and setting a new British Record, smashing that set previously by Dame Kelly Holmes’ along the way.
Laura’s credentials go far beyond the confines of the athletics stadium. Having balanced the pressures of running track at the highest level with studying veterinary medicine at the University of Glasgow for 7 years, she graduated as Doctor Laura Muir in summer of 2018. Studying veterinary medicine was a lifelong ambition for Laura born out of her love of animals, but her practicing career as a vet will be taking a back seat for the time being while she continues to focus her efforts on creating a legacy in the sporting arena.
Having set new European records in both the 1000m and 3000m, Laura will be a favourite to be amongst the medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Coming off the back of a stellar 2019 which saw Laura win two European Indoor golds in front of a rapturous home crowd in Glasgow to defend her titles and complete a historic ‘double, double’, the 2018 Scottish Athlete of the Year is only just getting started. As Dame Kelly introduced her that night; “your future Olympic champion…”