Laura Muir takes 3,000m bronze at World Indoor Championships
Last Updated: 01/03/18 9:55pm
Scotland's Laura Muir has won Great Britain's first medal at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, finishing third in the women's 3,000m on Thursday.
The 24-year-old from Inverness ran a season's best of eight minutes, 45.78 seconds, as she collected a bronze behind winner Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia and Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands.
Dibaba clocked 8:45.05, while Hassan edged out Muir by one-tenth of a second.
It was Dibaba's third straight 3,000m world indoor title, and fourth gold medal in all, having won the 1,500m in 2012.
Muir had arrived in Birmingham on Wednesday via a taxi from Scotland, after heavy snow has ruined her original plans to travel to the venue.
The leading trio broke clear during the closing stages to finish well ahead of the pack. Muir's GB team-mate Eilish McColgan came 10th.
Muir, who will have another medal chance in the 1,500m later this week, is not competing at next month's Commonwealth Games, on the Gold Coast in Australia, because of her final veterinary exams.
She was a double gold medal winner at last year's European Indoor Championships, and said afterwards: "I was so hurting on the last lap and I just had to dig deep.
"The crowd were great and good on you guys for coming out in this weather as well.
"To get a European medal was brilliant. But that was a world-class 3,000m, so to get a third in that field, I am very happy."
Earlier, Britain's Morgan Lake came fourth in the women's high jump after leaping 1.93m, while team-mate Robbie Grabarz came a disappointing ninth after failing at 2.25m.
Russian duo Danil Lysenko and Mariya Lasitskene, competing as neutral athletes, took the titles.
The four-day championships end on Sunday.