Laura Muir: Scottish Athlete of 12 months nonetheless coming to phrases with Olympic success

Laura Muir smashed the British report to complete runner-up to defending champion Religion Kipyegon of Kenya

Laura Muir says her maiden Olympic medal success nonetheless feels “very odd” as she celebrates a landmark 12 months by being named Scotland’s prime athlete.

The 28-year-old made up for a sequence of close to misses in world and Olympic finals with 1500m silver on the Tokyo Video games.

That helped Muir see off fellow Olympic medallist Josh Kerr, coaching associate Jemma Reekie and Eilish McColgan for the Scottish Athlete of the 12 months award.

“I take a look at the medal typically and it is extremely unusual,” she says.

“We’re greater than two months on from Tokyo, nevertheless it nonetheless feels very odd.

“Once you work so arduous for one thing for therefore lengthy and then you definately lastly obtain it, there’s a sense at occasions that it’s not actual.

“However it’s nice to have loved that podium success and are available away with a medal on the largest international championships. There’s nice satisfaction.”

Paralympic T20 champion Owen Miller took the Para Athlete of the 12 months prize, whereas Muir’s mentor, Andy Younger, was named Efficiency Coach of the 12 months.

It meant Muir and Miller shared the rostrum 15 years after their success on the Highland Video games circuit whereas representing the now-defunct Dunfermline West Fife membership.

“I am thrilled to win this award as Para athletics in Scotland may be very sturdy,” Miller informed Scottish Athletics.

“It was nice to be on the stage with Laura once more and it brings again reminiscences of occasions after we have been each very younger – like Highland Video games conferences in Fife. I at all times watch her races and he or she is an inspiration.”

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