Commonwealth Video games: Laura Muir captures 1500m title

Laura Muir


Muir added the Commonwealth title to Olympic silver and World bronze in a stellar year
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Scotland’s Laura Muir won the Commonwealth 1500m crown with a remorseless display that ground her rivals to dust in her wake.

The 29-year-old wound up the pressure with 500m to go and, despite the best efforts of Northern Ireland’s Ciara Mageean, no-one could live with her.

Muir finished in four minutes 2.76 seconds to add to her 800m bronze and win Scotland’s 12th title of the Games.

Mageean took silver ahead of Australia’s Abbey Caldwell.

Jemma Reekie, Muir’s training partner, friend and some-time flat-mate, finished fifth but was first to congratulate her team-mate on her victory.

Victory caps a superb 12 months for Muir.

A year and a day ago, she landed Olympic…