European Indoor Athletics: Laura Muir leads GB trio into 3,000m final

Laura Muir
Muir has already broken the European 3,000m and British 5,000m indoor records this year
European Indoor Championships
Venue: Belgrade, Serbia Dates: 3-5 March
Coverage: Watch live on BBC Two, Connected TV, Red Button and the BBC Sport website. Full details and times

Briton Laura Muir started her bid for a double at the European Indoor Athletics Championships by qualifying safely for the 3,000m final in Belgrade.

The 23-year-old Scot, who is in action again on Friday evening in the 1500m heats, ensured she conserved as much energy as possible in her opening race.

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She finished fifth in her heat, going through safely as a fastest loser.

Team-mates Steph Twell and Eilish McColgan also advanced to Sunday's final.

Earlier, Eilidh Doyle and Laviai Nielsen won their heats in the women's 400m and go in Friday evening's semi-finals while Kyle Langford reached the semi-finals of the men's 800m.

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