Laura Muir is a middle distance runner, from Milnahort, Kinross-shire, who specialises in the 800m, 1500m and 3000m races.

The 23-year-old was named Scottish Athlete of the Year in 2015 after a sensational season which saw her move to second in the UK all-time 1500m rankings and finish fifth in the women’s 1500m final at the World Championships in Beijing.

In 2014, Laura broke the magical four minute mark and the legendary Dame Kelly Holmes is the only British women to have run faster than the current Scottish 1500m record holder over the metric mile.

Laura is also a fourth-year veterinary medicine student at the University of Glasgow and hopes to become a small animal vet when her athletics career is over.

Laura Muir
Laura Muir