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Laura Muir sets sights on Zola Budd’s British mile record

• European indoor champion to make attempt on 32-year-old record
• Muir to double up in 1500m and 5,000m at world championships

Laura Muir has set her sights on breaking Zola Budd’s 32-year-old British mile record in a further attempt to underline her threat to her rivals at the world championships in London in August.

Since finishing a disappointing seventh over 1500m at the Rio Olympic Games Muir has set five British and two European records at distances ranging from 1,000m to 5,000m. She believes Budd’s time of 4min 17.57sec will be the next one to fall when she tackles the race at the Anniversary Games at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in July.

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