Muir bids for Euro indoors double gold as GB team announced

Muir bids for Euro indoors double gold as GB team announced
Muir bids for Euro indoors double gold as GB team announced
GB's Muir breaks the British record in the women's 1,000m

Laura Muir will attempt to win 1500m and 3,000m gold at the European Indoor Championships in Serbia in March.

The 23-year-old Scot has already broken the European 3,000m indoor record, and British 5,000m and 1,000m indoor records this year.

She will be part of a Great Britain team that also includes defending 60m champion Richard Kilty.

Also competing are Andrew Pozzi, fastest in the world this year over 60m hurdles, and Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

Johnson-Thompson will be looking to claim Britain's first European indoor medal for 33 years in the women's long jump.

British Athletics performance director Neil Black said: "I'm pleased with the blend of this team.

"With a home World Championships in London, 2017 is an even bigger year for us than 2016, so starting it off in a positive manner is essential and I am expecting to see a number of medal-winning performances in Belgrade."

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