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MUIR: I’LL ALWAYS RUN TO WIN

BY LAURA MUIR’S own admission, her times in 2016 were never much of a focus. It’s been all about knuckling down, “smashing it” in training, and making sure when she reaches her first Olympic Games in Rio she’s in shape to simply show what she’s capable of.

“Smashing it” is exactly what the 23-year-old Glasgow veterinary student has done from the word go in 2016, right from her first outdoor run in Oslo over the mile where she came within less than two seconds of Zola Budd’s British record, through to her 1500m national record of 3:57.49 in the Olympic Stadium on Friday night.

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ACTION 6 MÜLLER ANNIVERSARY GAMES Kendra Harrison sets world record and Laura Muir breaks GB 1500m mark in London 24 WORLD UNDER-20 CHAMPS Konrad Bukowiecki and Neeraj Chopra throw global junior bests at Bydgoszcz SPOTLIGHT 34 WHERE ARE THEY NOW? What happened to Maricica Puica, winner of the Decker-Budd 1984 Olympic 3000m? NEWS 42 Brits looking good for Olympics 46 Athlete alters holiday plans to go to Rio 48 Andy Baddeley not yet set to quit PERFORMANCE 50 Sports science news 52 Athlete Insight – Rob Mullett 54 The psychological pressures for Rio athletes 56 Products – summer gear TALKING POINT 38 World Junior representative Emily Dudgeon on keeping a lid on the teen dropout rate 40 Mel Watman laments the IOC’s decision not to ban Russia from the Rio Games RESULTS & FIXTURES 58 Results round-up 76 England Champs & Inter-Counties preview 77 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 74 QUIZ CORNER 82 DIP FINISH

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