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Laura Muir says she is extra strong forward of Tokyo Olympics; the 1500m British document holder opted to not compete on the European Indoor Championships to deal with the out of doors season and Olympics in July

Final Up to date: 17/03/21 6:32pm

Laura Muir says she is extra strong forward of the Tokyo Olympics

British middle-distance runner Laura Muir believes delaying the Olympics has given her a greater probability of glory.

The British document holder over 1500 metres insists she is now extra “strong” forward of the rescheduled Video games in Tokyo this summer time.

Her 2019 season was disrupted by calf and Achilles issues when she completed fifth within the 1500m on the World Athletics Championships in Doha, regardless of working her second-fastest time.

However, after the enforced delay amid the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the double European Indoor 1500 and 3000m champion has reaped the advantages.

“I am definitely in a greater place than had the Olympics been final yr,” Muir instructed the PA Information company.

“As a lot because it was disappointing for every thing to be postponed, the general image has labored out for me, fortunately.

“It is helped me, I had a whole lot of points heading into Doha and off the again of it, the difficulty with my Achilles, and I wasn’t in spikes for a variety of weeks.

“This time final yr I used to be simply getting again into issues however now I am in a a lot stronger place than I used to be. Fortunately having the final yr we had been in a position to construct on issues to make me extra strong.

“We have integrated extra power and conditioning into coaching, particular areas which I am concentrating on. You do not wish to fatigue your self an excessive amount of but when there was an space the place I used to be weaker I may strengthen it so I am not so vulnerable.”

Laura Muir competing in the Women's 1500m Final at Rio Olympics in 2016

Laura Muir competing within the Girls’s 1500m Closing at Rio Olympics in 2016

Muir, 27, completed seventh within the 1500m at Rio 2016 after slipping out of medal competition with 200m left.

This yr she has targeted on coaching and her solely indoor race got here within the World Indoor Tour Lievin in February the place she set a brand new British 1500m indoor document of three minutes 59.58 seconds.

It was nonetheless solely adequate for second behind Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay, who set a brand new indoor world document of three:53.09.

Muir opted to not compete on the European Indoor Championships in Poland this month for a second defence of her titles to deal with the out of doors season and Olympics.

“I managed to slot in one race within the indoor season and that went nicely. I have been doing an enormous coaching block round Glasgow so it has been good,” stated Muir.

“We have been in a position to plough on fairly nicely, I’ve a whole lot of health club tools in the home and we use grass and roads as a part of the traditional coaching anyway in order that has been positive. We now have been fairly adaptive to issues.

“All in all, it isn’t been too dangerous all issues thought-about.”



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